Recent Submissions

  • Enterprise as socially situated in a rural poor fishing community. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Obeng, Bernard A. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.11.015, 2016-11-24)
    ANDERSON, A. and OBENG, B. A. 2016. Enterprise as socially situated in a rural poor fishing community. Journal of rural studies [online], 49, pages 23-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.11.015
    We examine enterprise processes in a poor rural fishing village in Ghana, having become interested in why poverty persists in spite of considerable industry. Our case study uses the village as the unit for analysis because ...
  • Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. 

    Townsend, Leanne; Wallace, Claire; Fairhurst, Gorry; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.001, 2016-09-22)
    TOWNSEND, L., WALLACE, C., FAIRHURST, G. and ANDERSON, A. 2016. Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. Journal of rural studies [online], Article in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.001
    The creative industries potentially contribute much to the social and economic viability of rural regions. This paper explores the role that broadband connectivity plays in the development of professional and creative ...
  • Entrepreneurship as re-sourcing: towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. 

    Korsgaard, Steffen; Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddesfors, Johan (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002, 2016-04-01)
    KORSGAARD, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as re-sourcing: Towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 10(2), pages 178-202. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002
    The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship that can help researchers, policymakers and practitioners develop entrepreneurial responses to the current economic, environmental and socio-spatial ...
  • Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies. 

    Karatas-Ozkan, Mine; Anderson, Alistair R.; Fayolle, Alain; Howells, Jeremy; Condor, Roland (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124, 2014-09-05)
    KARATAS-OZKAN, M., ANDERSON, A.R., FAYOLLE, A., HOWELLS, J. and CONDOR, R. 2014. Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies. Journal of small business management [online], 52(4), pages 589-593. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124
    Entrepreneurship is characterized by complex, dynamic and emergent processes, and the interplay between actors, processes, and contexts. Postpositivistic approaches offer the opportunity to examine subtleties of the ...
  • The condition of smallness: how what it means to be small deters firms from getting bigger. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Ullah, Farid (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2012-0734, 2014-02-01)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and ULLAH, F. 2014. The condition of smallness: how what it means to be small deters firms from getting bigger. Management decision [online], 52(2), pages 326-349. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2012-0734
    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 ...
  • Entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon: reconnecting meanings and place. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddefors, Johan (Inderscience https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2016.077576, 2016-07-01)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon: reconnecting meanings and place. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (online), 28(4), pages 504-518. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2016.077576
    This paper explores entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon to establish the roles of entrepreneurship within the social and spatial boundaries of place. During the decade of studying this place through an entrepreneurial ...
  • Great expectations or small country living? Enabling small rural creative businesses with ICT. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Wallace, Claire; Townsend, Leanne (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soru.12104, 2015-09-02)
    ANDERSON, A.R., WALLACE, C. and TOWNSEND, L. 2015. Great expectations or small country living? Enabling small rural creative businesses with ICT. Sociologia ruralis [online], 56(3), pages 450-468. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soru.12104
    Small businesses are prototypical rural business, but limited by distance. However, creative businesses are less constrained by space and hold great promise for rural development. Indeed, the rural is an attractive creative ...
  • Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Zhang, Xiuxiang (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JEEE-12-2014-0047, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and ZHANG, X., 2015. Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 7 (3), pp. 276-292.
    Purpose – The paper aims to review the emergence and nature of entrepreneurship education in China. This paper considers the variability of developments in practices despite policy. In turn, this allows one to consider ...
  • Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2015.067432, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2015. Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 14 (2), pp. 145-157.
    This paper examines how entrepreneurship has become conceptualised as an economic phenomenon. We explain how the outcomes, the admirable results of entrepreneurship, have led to this position. An understandable concern for ...
  • Understanding the entrepreneurial learning process and its impact on students’ personal development: a European perspective. 

    Mueller, Sabine; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2014.05.003, 2014-11)
    MUELLER, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2014. Understanding the entrepreneurial learning process and its impact on students’ personal development: a European perspective. International Journal of Management Education, 12 (3), pp. 500-511.
    Based on what we know about the multiplex nature of entrepreneurship, we argue that entrepreneurship is a difficult topic to teach. One response has been a shift to constructionist perspectives where learning is seen as ...
  • Relationships, marketing and small business: an exploration of links in theory and practice. 

    Zontanos, Grigorios; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald Publishing Group Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13522750410540236, 2004)
    ZONTANOS, G. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2004. Relationships, marketing and small business: an exploration of links in theory and practice. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 7 (3), pp. 228-236.
    This paper explores the links between the theory and practices of marketing and small business. The review of the literature highlights the close association of the more advanced conceptualisations of marketing, especially ...
  • Periphery? What periphery? Marketing to a state of mind. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L.; McAuley, Andrew (Mercury Publications http://arrow.dit.ie/jouimriss/24/, 2001)
    ANDERSON, A. R., JACK, S. L. and MCAULEY, S., 2001. Periphery? What periphery? Marketing to a state of mind. Irish Marketing Review, 14 (1), pp. 26-34.
  • Business strategies for entrepreneurial small firms. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Atkins, Martin H. (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsc.554, 2001-09)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and ATKINS, M. H., 2001. Business strategies for entrepreneurial small firms. Strategic Change, 10 (6), pp. 311-324.
    This paper addresses the issue of the nature of business strategies in entrepreneurial small firms. It examines a number of existing models of strategic planning and suggests that they cannot adequately cope with ...
  • The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (World Scientific Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218495800000127, 2000-09)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2000. The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 8 (3), pp. 201-234.
    This paper is an ethnographic study of rural entrepreneurship. It explores the relationship between small business and the rural environment and is intended to contribute to the development of entrepreneurial theory. The ...
  • Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture – the case of Britain in the 1980s. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Scott, Michael G. (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550010323050, 2000)
    ANDERSON, A. R., DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S. L. and SCOTT, M. G., 2000. Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture – the case of Britain in the 1980s. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 6 (1), pp. 5-20.
    This paper explores the role of religion in the formation and development of enterprise culture. The approach is that of legitimisation leading to an increase in environmental munifence. It is argued that entrepreneurial ...
  • The production of prestige: an entrepreneurial Viagra. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (IP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000000101298504, 2000-02)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and JACK, S. L., 2000. The production of prestige: an entrepreneurial Viagra. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 1 (1), pp. 45-56.
    The social context plays a role in entrepreneurial activity. It shapes the perception and evaluation of opportunities and the generation of status. At a deeper level peer group perceptions influence and shape how businesses ...
  • Marketing landscapes: the social context. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; McAuley, Andrew (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13522759910291680, 1999)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and MCAULEY, A., 1999. Marketing landscapes: the social context. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 2 (3), pp. 176-188.
    Explores the relationship between marketing theory and marketing activity within the context of rural entrepreneurship. The key to unlocking our understanding the dynamics of this relationship was to use a number ...
  • Scottish entrepreneurial networks in the international context. 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L.; Anderson, Alistair R. (SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242602202005, 2002-05)
    DODD, S. D., JACK, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2002. Scottish entrepreneurial networks in the international context. International Small Business Journal, 20 (2), pp. 213-219.
    The research note reports findings of a study into the personal contact networks of Scottish entrepreneurs, and compares these to results already published for other countries (Canada, Greece, Japan, Italy, Northern Ireland, ...
  • The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985620110112079, 2002)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and JACK, S. L., 2002. The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 14 (3), pp. 193-210.
    Whilst social capital has been applied in a variety of contexts the nature, role and application of social capital in an entrepreneurial context have not been extensively explored. The nature of social capital presents a ...
  • The increasing role of small business in the Chinese economy. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Li, Jin-Hai; Harrison, Richard; Robson, Paul J. A. (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1540-627X.00084, 2003-07)
    ANDERSON, A. R., LI, J.-H., HARRISON, R. T. and ROBSON, P. J. A., 2003. The increasing role of small business in the Chinese economy. Journal of Small Business Management, 41 (3), pp. 310-316.
    This paper considers the changes in firm ownership since the Chinese government implemented its “open-door” policy in 1978. Most significant amongst these is the relative decline in State owned enterprises and the marked ...

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