This edited volume comprises a selection of papers presented at the 17th National Small Firms' Policy and Research Conference. The chapters in Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration, bring together a broad picture of contemporary research and policy issues on SMEs. They include state of the art analyses of financial issues, strategic management, growth, local economies, quality issues, and the business support infrastructure. The contributions are written by experts in their field, including professional practitioners and academics, and represent a major contribution to our knowledge and contemporary debates. The book provides realistic, micro and macro, perspectives of the behaviour and contributions of SMEs in today's economy.
|Publication date:||28th September 1996|
|Author:||Robert A. Blackburn|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Categories:||Small businesses & self-employed,|
Expertise All aspects of small business and entrepreneurship; small business management; employment; growth; innovation; IP management; environmental practices; business exit; regional and international dimensions; public policy initiatives and evaluations.Reviewer for book publishers (eg. Sage), research councils (ESRC; Leverhulme; Nuffield) and journals. Research Interest(s) Extensive research portfolio for academic (eg ESRC), private (eg HSBC) and public (eg HM Treasury; EU Commission) organisations. Expertise in primary and secondary data collection and analyses; engaged in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Editor of International Small Business Journal Teaching Engaged in postgraduate teaching programmes linked to entrepreneurship and small business; supervision and examination ...More About Robert A. Blackburn