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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

This section brings together theory and practice on entrepreneurship and starting and running a small business. You may also be interested in our Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC), which offers advice and support to people starting or running their own small business in the London area.

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Salvation in a start-up? The origins and nature of the self-employment boom

In 2014 there are 600,000 more microbusinesses than in 2008, and 15 per cent of the workforce count themselves as self-employed.

Salvation in a start-up? The origins and nature of the self-employment boom

In 2014 there are 600,000 more microbusinesses than in 2008, and 15 per cent of the workforce count themselves as self-employed.

Manufacturing Advisory Service National Barometer quarterly report: January-March 2014

The MAS National Barometer is a survey that provides a definitive snapshot of trends affecting English manufacturing SMEs, as well as an overview of economic conditions and issues faced by the sector.

Escalation of commitment in entrepreneurship-minded groups

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate commitment escalation tendencies and magnitude in groups of entrepreneurship-minded decision makers.

What drives learning orientation in fast growth SMEs?

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate drivers of learning orientation (LO) in 253 Australian fast-growth small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) through an examination of the interrelationships between transformational leadership (TL), human resource (HR) practices, and organizational climate.

Entrepreneurial preparedness: an exploratory case study of Chinese private enterprises

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to advance the conceptualisation of entrepreneurial preparedness (EP), and study how EP occurs in new venture creation and management.

A mechanisms-driven theory of business incubation

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Purpose - Following recommendations by scholars for further research on the business incubation process, the purpose of this paper is to build new theory on incubation using the social mechanisms approach - a well-developed body of theory on social processes.

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