Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development

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ISSN : 14626004
Current Publisher: Emerald (10.1108)
Total articles ≅ 1,044
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Curtis Sproul, Kevin Cox, Amanda Ross
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development; doi:10.1108/jsbed-08-2018-0258

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Andreas Gabriel, Vera Bitsch
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 304-324; doi:10.1108/jsbed-01-2018-0030

Abstract:While many studies in family business research focus on mono-causal impacts of succession, the purpose of this paper is to employ a systemic approach to analyze dynamic effects of intra-family succession on multiple business areas in family-run companies. A system analysis using a participatory approach was conducted for a reference family-run company operating in the horticultural retail sector in Germany. The Vester Sensitivity Model, supplemented with principles from system thinking was used to identify key variables related to intra-family succession. Expert input and analysis of variable co-occurrence revealed key variables associated with succession such as “strategic planning,” “productivity” and “financial flexibility.” Dynamic interactions among various business areas were identified by simulating interventions in succession trajectories. In particular, key variables such as “conflicts between family and work” and “organizational climate” turned out to be highly sensitive to changes during a succession process. The concept and design of this system analysis tool will allow practitioners such as company managers and business consultants to better understand complex interrelations within companies and provide additional guidance with regard to critical events like business transfer. The present study uses system thinking to analyze succession and its dynamic and time-lagged impacts on affected business areas in family-run companies for the first time. Repeated application of the systemic approach presented here to real-world business cases will gradually improve the tool and the quality of information it provides.
Omid Sabbaghi
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 325-341; doi:10.1108/jsbed-02-2018-0062

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Phuong Thi Nguyen, Minh Khac Nguyen
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 290-303; doi:10.1108/jsbed-01-2018-0024

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Philippe Chereau, Pierre-Xavier Meschi
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 441-463; doi:10.1108/jsbed-04-2018-0122

Sunanda Jha, Dinabandhu Bag
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 381-396; doi:10.1108/jsbed-01-2018-0009

Elisa Figueiredo, Teresa Paiva
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 342-362; doi:10.1108/jsbed-01-2018-0006

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María-José Palacín-Sánchez, Francisco Bravo, Nuria Reguera-Alvarado
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 363-380; doi:10.1108/jsbed-01-2018-0017

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Kayleigh Watson, Pauric McGowan
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 421-440; doi:10.1108/jsbed-02-2018-0038

Claudia Felix, Sebastian Aparicio, David Urbano
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Volume 26, pp 397-420; doi:10.1108/jsbed-03-2018-0106

Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of cultural leadership factors (charismatic/value-based, team oriented, participative, humane, autonomous and self-protective) on the rates of opportunity and necessity entrepreneurship. The study integrates insights from institutional and cultural leadership theories to provide a fresh perspective to advance comparative entrepreneurship research. To test the hypotheses, the authors conduct a multiple regression analysis with observations from 34 countries, using data (from the year 2013) from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for the dependent variable and from Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness to create leadership factors as independent variables. The results show that all the types of leadership considered in the study have a relevant effect on entrepreneurial activity. However, charismatic leadership has a greater effect on entrepreneurial activity, particularly on opportunity entrepreneurship. The research also shows that autonomous leadership has a negative impact on entrepreneurial activity, although, when it is moderated by the humane dimension, this relationship changes. Since the alternative dimensions facilitate or inhibit the generation of new firm creation, it is critical for researchers, teachers and leaders to learn about and to foster such leadership types. This research covers a gap in the cross-cultural evidence presented in the literature and suggests the integration of the concepts leadership and entrepreneurship.