Special Issue "Small Business in the Global Economy"
A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2014)
Prof. Dr. Frank Hoy (Website)
Department of Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, USA
Interests: entrepreneurship; family business; franchising
Dr. Joseph Roberts
George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, Webster University, 545 Garden Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119, USA
Interests: small business
Dr. Adrienne Hall-Phillips (Website)
School of Business, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609, USA
Interests: consumer behavior; family business marketing; business-to-business marketing; entrepreneurship
Dr. Markku Virtanen (Website)
Small Business Center, Aalto University School of Business, Lonnrotinkatu 7, FIN-50100 Mikkeli, Finland
Interests: develoment of opportunities and business models; value chain analysis (food industry - organic and local food); growth entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial finance and venture capital; financial structure of SMEs; Incubators and post-incuabation gazelles; ethnic entrepreneurship and social capital
There are many myths and fables about the roles small businesses play in economies. Some consider them unprofessional and trivial. Others see the small business sector as essential for forming jobs and for sustaining a strong middle class. In April of 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) into law with the objective of encouraging more investment in starting and growing ventures. In January of 2013, the European Commission adopted the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, intended to increase the number of entrepreneurs leading to economic growth and job creation. What is triggering this interest in the small business sector and what do these actions mean for small business owners and economic development policy makers? This special issue invites submissions that examine how small companies function in national and international economic environments. We seek both conceptual and empirical studies that address the impact of global economic variables on small businesses and small business sectors and vice versa. We are soliciting conceptual and empirical studies that address best practices in entrepreneurship and small business pedagogy including innovative curriculum design and delivery methods.
Prof. Dr. Frank Hoy
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Dr. Adrienne Hall-Phillips
Dr. Markku Virtanen
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- small business
- entrepreneurship and economic development
- new ventures
- government policy and small business
- SMEs and economic development
- global economy and entrepreneurship
- entrepreneurship and small business pedagogy