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The condition of smallness: how what it means to be small deters firms from getting bigger.
We consider why most small firms remain small. Employing an inductive analysis of responses from a survey of 2,521 small business owners about employment regulation, we examine the nature and effects of smallness. We found ...
Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC’s oil price band/stabilisation policies.
(Robert Gordon University, 2014-12)
This dissertation contributes to the literature on the role of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in (de)stabilising oil prices by identifying and critically investigating a gap in the extant literature ...
The 'fairness paradox' and 'small-firm growth resistance strategies'.
The purpose of this paper is to examine and explore why 'Small-Businesses' resist employing outside the immediate family and investigate the employee as an outsider and entrepreneurial resource. Design/methodology/approach ...
What influences ethnic entrepreneurs' decision to start-up: some evidence from Aberdeen, Scotland.
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore some key factors that influences ethnic entrepreneur's decision in starting-up a new business in Aberdeen, Scotland. Design/methodology/approach - The authors set out to ...