Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Series
Financial Times
Author
David J Storey / Francis Greene  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
528
Pub.-date
April 2010
ISBN13
9780273693475
ISBN
0273693476
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Description

This exciting new book provides the ‘big picture’ on small business and entrepreneurship. Written by two recognised experts, active teachers and researchers at one of the world’s most respected business schools, it explores both the prevalence and importance of small and start-up businesses.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are highly diverse, so the book looks to apply broad brush strokes to learn from general patterns where possible. It identifies evidence where it is clear, but equally acknowledges where knowledge is limited or certain conclusions are impossible to draw. Perhaps most importantly, it makes clear that small businesses are not just scaled-down big businesses: they behave, respond, and are organised differently to large organisations.

For Students
: Financial Times video interviews with entrepreneurs and small business owners, weblinks to organisations cited in the book, flashcard glossary to help with revision.
For Instructors:instructor manual, PowerPoint slides.

 

Features

  • Short case illustrations to learn lessons from business success and failure
  • Full-length cases to give you an integrative view of small business and entrepreneurship
  • Classic articles to help you to engage with leading academic research
  • Extensive analysis of key issues - froms tart-up to growth and closure - including innovation, finance and public policy for small business

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One: Understanding Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship

Chapter 1: Small Businesses: The Big Picture

Chapter 2: Understanding Entrepreneurship

Chapter 3: Defining the Small Business

Chapter 4: Working in Small Businesses

Chapter 5: Innovation and the Small Business

Part Two: New Business Formation

Chapter 6: Defining and Measuring Start Ups

Chapter 7: New Entrepreneurs and Social Networks

Chapter 8: The Economics of Start Ups

Part Three: Business Closure

Chapter 9: Defining and Measuring Business Closure

Chapter 10: Analysing Business Closure

Part Four: Business Growth

Chapter 11: Defining Business Growth 

Chapter 12: Analysing and Measuring Business Growth

Chapter 13: Growing the Business: Pre Start-Up Factors

Chapter 14: Growing the Business: At Start-Up Factors

Chapter 15: Growing the Business: Post Start-Up Factors

Part 5: Finance and the Small Business

Chapter 16: Theories of Small Business Finance

Chapter 17: Debt Finance for Small Businesses

Chapter 18: Equity Finance for Small Businesses

Part 6: Public Policy and the Small Business

Chapter 19: Public Policy, Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Chapter 20: Macro Policies towards Small Businesses

Chapter 21: Small Business Policy in Practice

 

Case Studies

Case Study 1 - Understanding Enterprise: Competition at the Crematorium - Burgess and Sons versus Austin's

Case Study 2 - Understanding Enterprise: Dragonfly Consulting - Employer or Employee?

Case Study 3 - Formation and Growth - The changing fortunes of Runner and Sprue

Part 1 - Runner and Sprue's Business Plan

Part 2 - Developing and Commercialising Runner and Sprue

Part 3 - Sprue Aegis: the IPO

Part 4 - Sprue Aegis: Reaching for the Stars and StripesBusiness

Part 5 - Growing pains for Sprue Aegis?

Case Study 4 - Business Closure: Tahir Mohsan - Running out of Time?

Case Study 5 - Business Closure: The English Grocer - Right idea, wrong time?

Case Study 6 - Finance: Four options facing Two Seasons

Case Study 7 - Public Policy In Your Hands

Part 1 - Defining 'Entrepreneurship'

Part 2 - Measuring Entrepreneurship

Part 3 - Policy Choices

Part 4 - Assessing the Policy Choice

Case Study 8 - Tax and the Small Business: Tax breaks, high stakes

Glossary

Back Cover

"An excellent textbook. David Storey and Francis Greene combine academic authority with a practical awareness of the realities facing small businesses around the world, to create a truly global view of the subject."

Professor Monder Ram, OBE

Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)
De Montfort University, UK

"Storey and Greene combine solid research – where their credibility is second to none – with wit and practical wisdom. This makes for a highly engaging learning experience, which is further enhanced by the website material."

Per Davidsson

Assistant Dean (Research) & Professor in Entrepreneurship

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

In this expert, engaging and entertaining new text, David Storey and Francis Greene give you the big picture on small business and entrepreneurship.

Adopting a global perspective and identifying the key and contemporary issues in many different contexts, the book provides a detailed and accessible analysis of theory, evidence and reality. The authors draw on a wide range of perspectives and sources to explore the economic contribution of small and start-up businesses on an international scale.

Key features to help you make the most of your study include:

  • Short case illustrations to learn lessons from business success – and failure
  • Full length cases bringing together a range themes to give you an integrative view of small business and entrepreneurship in action
  • Classic articles to help you to engage with leading academic research
  • Extensive analysis of key issues – from start-up to growth and/or closure – including innovation, finance and public policy for small business

And go online to www.pearsoned.co.uk/storeygreene to find exclusive video interviews, and other resources to help you succeed in your course.

About the authors

David J. Storey is Professor at the Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises at Warwick Business School, UK. He was awarded an OBE for services to business in 2010.

Francis J. Greene is Associate Professor of Enterprise in the Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises at Warwick Business School, UK.

Author

David J. Storey is Professor at the Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises at Warwick Business School, UK. He was awarded an OBE for services to business in 2010.

Francis J. Greene is Associate Professor of Enterprise in the Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises at Warwick Business School, UK.


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