Small Business and Entrepreneurship



This directory combines resources (both from the Internet and paper-literature) related to small-business operations and entrepreneurship (under construction).

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Bibliography [Bryant College]

Acs, Zoltan, J., ed., Are Small Firms Important? : Their Role and Impact Kluwer Academic Pub., 1999 ISBN: 0792384156

Contributors Preface JERE W. GLOVER 1 The New American Evolution ZOLTAN J. ACS 2 Small Firms and Efficiency DAVID B. AUDRETSCH 3 Semiconductor Startups and the Exploration of New Technological Territory PAUL ALMEIDA 4 Entry, Innovation and Firm Growth JOHN R. BALDWIN JOANNE JOHNSON 5 Small Business and Job Creation in the United States: The Role of New and Young Businesses JOHN HALTIWANGER C.J KRIZAN 6 Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Industrial Dynamics BO CARLSSON 7 Women-Owned Businesses: Why Do They Matter? CANDIDA BRUSH ROBERT D. HISRICH 8 Don't Call Me Small: The Contribution of Ethnic Enterprises to the Economic and Social Well-Being of America JOHN SIBLEY BUTLER PATRICIA GENE GREEN 9 Evolution, Community, and the Global Economy ZOLTAN J. ACS RANDAL MORCK BERNARD YEUNG 10 Small Businesses, Innovation, and Public Policy JOSHUA LERNER Index

Acs, Zoltan and Charlie Karlson, eds., Entrepreneursjip, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Macroeconomy. Cambridge Univ. Press 1998.

Adams, Bob, Small Business Star-up: Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting and managing a Business. Adams Media Co. 1996.

Barkham, Richard, et al., The Determinants of Small Firm Growth: An Inter-Regional Study in the UK 1986-90. [HD62.7.D48.1996] [Appendix: NIERC Small Business Questionnaire

Campbell, John Creighton. Entrepreneurship in a "Mature Industry" {Car Industry}. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies. 1986 [HD9710.A2.E58]

Curran, J. and Blackburn, R. (1994) Small Firms and Local Economic Networks: The Death of the Local Economy? (Paul Chapman, London).

Curran, J. and Storey, D. (eds) (1993) Small Firms in Urban and Rural Locations, (Routledge, London).

Yannis Georgellis, Howard J. Wall:
What makes a region entrepreneurial? Evidence from Britain
Ann Reg Sci 34 (2000) 3, 385-403
Article in PDF format (144 KB)

Kamoroff, Bernard B., Small-Time Operator: How to Start your Own Small Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes and Stay out of Trouble. [For all small businesses, self employed individuals, prfessionals, Home-based Businesses. Laytonville & Willits, 1997. [pp.16-19 : "Business Location"]

Keeble, David and Peter Wood, "Entrepreneurship and Flexibilty in Business Services: The Rise of Small Management Consultancy and Market Research Firms in the UK," in: Kevin Caley et al., Small Enterprise Development Policy and Practice in Motion. 1992.

Keeble, D. & Bryson, J., Small-frim creation and growth, regional development and the North-South divide in Britain. Environment & planning a MAY 01 1996 v 28 n 5 pp. 909ff.

Kirzner, Israel M., "Entrepreneurial Discovery and the Competitive Market Process: An Austrian Approach," Journal of Economic Literature, 35(1), March 1997, pp.60-85.

J.K. Lasser Institute, How to run a small business / 7th ed., New York : McGraw-Hill, c1994. xiii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. [Business Admin General Stacks HD62.7 .H68 1994]

Light, Ivan and Carolyn Rosenstein, Race, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship in Urban America. Aldine de Gruyter 1995. {Pb $23.95}

Light, Ivan. IMMIGRATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP : CULTURE, CAPITAL, AND ETHNIC NETWORKS / EDITED BY IVAN LIGHT, PARMINDER BHACHU. New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1993. xiv, 381 p. : ill. [HD2341 .I46 1993]

Lyons, Donald. "Changing Business Opportunities: The Geography of Rapidly Growing Small U.S. Private Firms, 1982-1992," Professional Geographer 47(4), November 1995, pp.388-98.

Malecki, Edward J and M.E.Veldhoen, "Network Activities, Information and Competitiveness in Small Firms," Geografiska Annaler 75B(3), 1993, 131ff.

Manimala, Mathew J., Entrepreneurial Policies and Strategies: The Innovator's Choice. New Delho: Sage Publications, 1999. [OBS for Social Transformation] [HB615.M354.1999]

Merrett CD, Gruidl JJ, Small business ownership in Illinois: The effect of gender and location on entrepreneurial success, PROF GEOGR 52 (3): 425-436 AUG 2000.

O'Doherty, Dermot (Irish Science & Technlogy Agency - EOLAS - ), The Cooperation Phenomenon: Prospects for Small Firms and the Small Economies. Graham & Trotman, London, 1990. [HD2341.C66/ BusLib]

OECD, Networks of Enterprises and Local Development: Competing and Co-operating in Local Productive Systems. Paris 1996. [HD69.S8.N47.1996, Suz]

OECD, Best Practice Policies for Small- and Medium-Sized Industries, 1996 Edition. [92-97-01-1, 1-Apr-1997, 175 pages, ISBN 92-64-25414-5, $49.00, FF 250]

Ozcan, Gul Berna. Small Firms and Local Economic Development: Entrepreneurship in Southern Europe and Turkey. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate/Avebury, 1995. [Abstract in JEL, June 1996, p.894.

Paulson. Edward. (The Complete Idiot's Guide to) Starting Your Own Business. Alpha Books 1995. [Ch.17 (pp.235ff.) "Working at Home or Away?", pp.241ff. "Finding the Right Location for your 'Real Office'."

Rice, Mark P. and Jana B. Matthews. Growing New Ventures, Creating New Jobs: Principles and Practices of Successful Business Incubation. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood/Quorum, 1995. [Abstract in JEL June 1996, p.894]

Sternberg, Rolf. Entrepreneurship in Deutschland. Das Gruendungsgeschehen im internationalen Vergleich. Laenderbericht Deutschland 1999 zum Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Berlin: edition sigma. 2000.

Thompson, Chris, The Geography of Venture Capital, Progress in Human Geography, 13(1), 1989, pp.62-98.

Other Resources

Geography of Retailing and Marketing (Bibliography)

Selected Business Publications

Wallace, George. Using Microenterprise Programs in the Rural United States Rural America 15(1), Feb. 2000.

Microenterprise programs have received a great deal of attention in the United States in recent years as the number and scope of such programs have grown. Unlike most government programs aimed at existing businesses, these programs are frequently directed at the chronically unemployed, poor single parents, and welfare recipients.

Wall Street Journal: Small Business News

Small Business Administration (SBA)
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Geographic Components of a Business Plan

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time (Henry Ford, 1863-1947)

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