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Enterprise Development in SMEs and Entrepreneurial Firms

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In order to increase the economic opportunities available, enterprise development plays a crucial role in the progression of socio-economic development for small and medium enterprises. Enterprise Development in SMEs and Entrepreneurial Firms: Dynamic Processes explores the process of enterprise development and its reconstruction of entrepreneurial identities, critical competencies as well as market turnaround for SMEs. This book aims to be a critical resource in the understanding of enterprise strategies adopted and lessons learned for management development. It is a successful resource for students, researchers and professionals interested in the growth SMEs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: How and Why Business Model Matters in Acquisition of Knowledge in Small and Entrepreneurial Firms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. KNOWLEDGE OF THE FIRM AND SMALL BUSINESS
    4. KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION: TWO THEORETICAL DOCTORINES
    5. BUSINESS MODEL: FROM COGNITION TO OBJECTIFICATION
    6. PROPOSING A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
    7. THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS
    8. PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    9. AGENDA FOR RESEARCH
    10. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: SMEs, Institutions, and Performance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. TOWARDS A MORE DYNAMIC UNDERSTANDING OF INSTITUTIONS
    4. AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. STATISTICAL RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX 1: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
    9. APPENDIX 2: STUDY VARIABLES
  8. Chapter 3: Diaspora Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIASPORA AND TRANSNATIONAL CONCEPTS
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. TOWARDS A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF DIASPORA ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    6. SUMMARY
    7. IMPLICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS
    8. RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: Human Resource Management in SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HRM IN SMES
    4. BUILDING ACTION REFERENTIAL DEFINITION
    5. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: The Role of the Consultant in Enterprise Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONTEXT OF CONSULTANCY: THE SME SECTOR
    4. THE SME AND GROWTH
    5. GROWTH, SKILLSET, AND THE CONSULTANT
    6. THE LINKS BETWEEN SME COMPETENCES, DECISION MAKING, AND LEARNING
    7. THE RELATIONSHIP FROM AN SME PERSPECTIVE
    8. THE RELATIONSHIP FROM A CONSULTANT/ADVISOR PERSPECTIVE
    9. CONSULTANTS, SMES’ PERFORMANCE, AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    10. SUMMARY
    11. REVIEW QUESTIONS
    12. APPENDIX CASE STUDY: ANODISING METAL TREATMENTS LTD.
  11. Chapter 6: Knowledge Sharing among Employees in the Manufacturing SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SMES DEVELOPMENT AND DEFINITION IN MALAYSIA
    4. PERSPECTIVES ON KNOWLEDGE SHARING PRACTICES
    5. KNOWLEDGE SHARING RESEARCH IN MALAYSIA
    6. CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT
    7. RESEARCH METHOD
    8. DATA ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS
    9. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    10. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    11. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Sustainability for SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
    3. 2.0 MEANING OF SUSTAINABILITY
    4. 3.0 DO SMES NEED SUSTAINABILITY?
    5. 4.0 BENEFITS OF FOLLOWING THE SUSTAINABILITY PATH
    6. 5.0 IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY
    7. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Strategies for Sustainable Succession Planning in Family Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. BACKGROUND OF THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN THAILAND
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH
  14. Chapter 9: Marketing in SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RELATIONSHIP STRATEGY
    5. ETHICS /TRUST-BASED SELLING
    6. PRODUCT STRATEGY
    7. CUSTOMER STRATEGY
    8. PRESENTATION STRATEGY
    9. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Green Supply Chain Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES FOR SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AND RISKS
    5. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMES)
  16. Chapter 11: Antecedents and Consequences of Technology Orientation (TECHOR) for Small Firms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  17. Chapter 12: Perceived Benefits and Barriers of ICT Adoption among SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH ISSUES
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT
    6. RESEARCH DESIGN
    7. DATA ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS
    8. BENEFITS AND BARRIERS OF INTERNET-BASED ICT ADOPTION
    9. BENEFITS OF INTERNET-BASED ICT ADOPTION
    10. BARRIERS OF INTERNET-BASED ICT ADOPTION
    11. FACTOR ANALYSIS RESULTS ON COMPOSITE ICT BENEFITS AND BARRIERS
    12. CORRELATION ANALYSIS FOR BENEFITS AND BARRERS OF ICT
    13. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    14. IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH
    15. RECOMMENDATIONS
    16. LIMITATIONS OF STUDY
    17. AGENDA FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  18. Chapter 13: Entrepreneurial Values, Environmental Marketing and Customer Satisfaction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS
    4. ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING SYSTEM (EMS)
    5. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TO CUSTOMERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS
    6. ECO-INNOVATION, RISK-TAKING, AND PERSEVERANCE
    7. GREEN CONSUMER SATISFACTION
    8. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
    9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    10. APPENDIX: CASE STUDY- GREEN INNOVATIONS AT WAL-MART
  19. Chapter 14: Model Suggestion for SMEs Economic and Environmental Sustainable Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKROUND INFORMATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SMES IN TURKEY
    4. SMES ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT
    5. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    6. PROMOTING SMES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    7. MODEL SUGGESTION FOR SUSTAINABLE SMES
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. APPENDIX
  20. Chapter 15: Apprenticeship and Enterprise Development in a Typical Sub Sahara African Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. APPRENTICESHIP: CONCEPTUALISATION AND CONTEXTUALISATION
    4. APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
    5. ENHANCING THE CAPACITY OF APPRENTICESHIP TO CREATE ENTERPRISES
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 16: Perspectives on the Glass Ceiling in Indian Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
    4. ISSUES AND CONSTRAINTS
    5. METHOD
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
    7. PERCEPTIONS REGARDING THE EXISTENCE OF A GLASS CEILING
    8. PERCEPTIONS REGARDING THE VARIABLES CONSTITUTING THE GLASS CEILING
    9. STRATEGIES FOR BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. FUTURE RESEARCH
    12. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 17: Access to Micro Enterprise Financing in Nigeria
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH SAMPLES
    5. 4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. 5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  23. Chapter 18: SME Financial Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMPONENTS OF SMES RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
    4. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 19: Enterprise as a Career Choice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES
    4. APPENDIX A
    5. APPENDIX B
    6. APPENDIX C
  25. Chapter 20: Relational Dynamics and Outcomes in Small and Large Service Organizations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORY, CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK, AND PROPOSITIONS
    4. METHOD
    5. FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  26. Chapter 21: Service-Dominant Logic and Supply Network Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUPPLY NETWORK MANAGEMENT
    4. CONCLUSION
  27. Chapter 22: Ownership Structure and Voluntary Disclosure of Intellectual Capital
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICD, OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE, AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. DEVELOPMENT OF HYPOTHESES
    6. RESULTS
    7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX
  28. Chapter 23: Legitimacy Acquisition and Social Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LEGITIMACY
    5. THREE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES CASES
    6. STRATEGIES TO ACQUIRE LEGITIMACY
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  29. Compilation of References
  30. About the Contributors
  31. Small and Medium Enterprise Development:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK