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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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Growth Vouchers programme: a guide to choosing and managing a consultant

Guide for small businesses using the government's Growth Vouchers business support scheme covering how to work effectively with a consultant or advisor.

Firm-level evidence for the language investment effect on SME exporters

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Both analysis of international trade and the knowledge resource theory of the firm imply that language skills should play a vital role in exporting.

Cultures of female entrepreneurship

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The present research shows how entrepreneurial culture contributes to the widely noted difference in entrepreneurial propensities between men and women.

Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation?

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This paper critically examines the tension between rule-breaking and legitimacy for entrepreneurs, who are expected to challenge and change social or business norms.

The legitimacy of entrepreneurial mentoring

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This paper presents findings from longitudinal case studies of small firm mentoring relationships in Ireland.

Meeting the entrepreneurial learning needs of professional athletes in career transition

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A career at the professional, elite level in sports does not last forever.

Entrepreneurs' network evolution: the relevance of cognitive social capital

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate entrepreneurs’ network evolution in the start-up phase.

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