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  • Excellence: capturing Aristotelian notions of meaning and purpose 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Crockett, Carter (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBEX.2008.017883, 2008)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and CROCKETT, C., 2008. Excellence: capturing Aristotlian notions of meaning and purpose. International Journal of Business Excellence, 1 (3), pp. 262-281.
    In this paper we argue that conventional models for excellence are too narrow, too internally focused, too instrumental and too functionalist to achieve excellence in dealing with broad emerging socio-economic concerns. ...
  • Experiencing microfinance: effects on poor women entrepreneurs' livelihood strategies. 

    Ukanwa, Irene; Xiong, Lin; Anderson, Alistair R.
    UKANWA, I., XIONG, L. and ANDERSON, A. 2017. Experiencing microfinance: effects on poor women entrepreneurs' livelihood strategies. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], Earlycite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-02-2017-0043
    Purpose - To address the problem of why the poorest, most disadvantaged groups such as rural African women benefit less from microfinance. We focus on the perception and experiences of ordinary rural entrepreneurial women ...
  • From admiration to abhorrence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L.; Anderson, Alistair R. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2012.746878, 2013-01)
    DODD, S. D., JACK, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2013. From admiration to abhorrence; the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 25 (1-2), pp. 69-89.
    Although entrepreneurship seems to offer a universal economic solution, there are some doubts about whether it is universally attractive. We argue that entrepreneurship is a socially constructed concept and consequently ...
  • From tradition to modern: attitudes and applications of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Lee, Edward Yiu-Chung (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14626000810917852, 2008)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and LEE, E. Y-C., 2008. From tradition to modern: attitudes and applications of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 15 (4), pp. 775-787.
    Purpose – This article aims to examine one aspect of Chinese culture, guanxi. Guanxi, “special relationships” has long been employed to facilitate business in China. The authors ask whether this is likely to continue in ...
  • 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 ...
  • ICT (information communication technology), peripherality and smaller hospitality businesses in Scotland. 

    Irvine, Wilson; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550810887381, 2008)
    IRVINE, W. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2008. ICT (information communication technology), peripherality and smaller hospitality businesses in Scotland. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 14 (4), pp. 200-218
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of information communication technology (ICT) in small rural hospitality businesses. Although ICT is often presented as a means of reducing the impact of being ...
  • 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 ...
  • Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Benavides-Espinosa, Maria del Mar; Mohedano-Suanes, Antonia (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2011.558573, 2011-07)
    ANDERSON, A. R., BENAVIDES-ESPINOSA, M. and MOHEDANO-SUANES, A., 2011. Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. Services Industries Journal, 31 (12), pp. 2019-2032.
    Innovation determines a firm’s competitiveness and survival and a joint venture is a fast and effective way to acquire the missing knowledge that partners require to innovate. But “knowing how to cooperate” can be a ...
  • Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. 

    Harbi, Sana El; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2010.02.011, 2010-06)
    HARBI, S. E. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2010. Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. Journal of Socio-Economics, 39 (3), pp. 436-444
    Entrepreneurship is a broad concept encompassing a wide range of activities, from the Schumpertian ideal associated with innovation to simply creating a job for oneself. Because we ask about national differences in ...
  • Interactions and entrepreneurial agency; a relational view of entrepreneurs' control cognitions. 

    Vesala, Kari Mikko; Anderson, Alistair R.; Vesala, Hannu T. (KEI Journals http://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/11/18, 2017-10-15)
    VESALA, K.M., ANDERSON, A.R. and VESALA, H.T. 2017. Interactions and entrepreneurial agency; a relational view of entrepreneurs' control cognitions. Archives of psychology [online], 1(1), article ID 11. Available from: http://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/11/18
    This paper is about relational view to control constructs and entrepreneurship. It introduces the concept 'interaction locus of control' to the study of entrepreneurial agency cognitions. We argue that a better understanding ...
  • Knowledge sharing processes in Tunisian small ICT firms. 

    El Harbi, Sana; Anderson, Alistair R.; Amamou, Meriam (Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00242531111100559, 2011)
    EL HARBI, S., ANDERSON, A. R., AMAMOU, M., 2011. Knowledge sharing processes in Tunisian small ICT firms. Library Review, 60(1), pp. 24-36.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how knowledge and information is shared by small information and communication technology firms in Tunisia. Design/methodology/approach – The paper employs a comparative ...
  • Marketing in high-tech start-ups: overcoming the liability of newness in Israel 

    Chorev, Schaul; Anderson, Alistair R. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11365-006-8689-8, 2006-06)
    CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A., 2006. Marketing in high-tech start-ups: overcoming the liability of newness in Israel. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2 (2), pp. 281-297
    For new companies in general, marketing is a critical issue. However, many high tech start ups face particular problems associated with marketing. They may have a product, rather than a customer focus; they may lack marketing ...
  • 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 ...
  • Microfranchise emergence and its impact on entrepreneurship. 

    Diochon, Monica C.; Anderson, Alistair R.; Ghore, Yogesh (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-016-0414-7, 2016-09-29)
    DIOCHON, M.C., ANDERSON, A.R. and GHORE, Y. 2017. Microfranchise emergence and its impact on entrepreneurship. International entrepreneurship and management journal [online], 13(2), pages 553-574. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-016-0414-7
    Our investigation uses structuration theory to explore the emergence of a microfranchise whose aim is to raise the income of smallholder farmers in Kenya by enabling an increase in productivity. This longitudinal real time ...
  • The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Smith, Robert (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985620701672377, 2007-11)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and SMITH, R., 2007. The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 19(6), pp. 479-497.
    This paper explores the morality associated with entrepreneurship. It has been argued that there is no moral space in entrepreneurship, but such instrumental views may miss out much of the nature of enterprise and how ...
  • Mumpsimus and the mything of the individualistic entrepreneur 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Anderson, Alistair R. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242607078561, 2007-08)
    DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2007. Mumpsimus and the mything of the individualistic entrepreneur. International Small Business Journal, 25 (4), pp. 341-360
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the persistence, in the face of considerable evidence to the contrary, of the notion that entrepreneurship is a purely individualistic practice. It may be that taking account of ...
  • Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2010.01.005, 2010-06)
    ANDERSON, A. R., DODD, S. D. and JACK, S., 2010. Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. Scandinavian Journal of Management , 26 (2), pp. 121-133.
    Networking plays an important and well-studied role in entrepreneurial start-up processes, but its role in subsequent venture growth is less well understood. This paper reports on an in-depth longitudinal study of ...
  • News and nuances of the entrepreneurial myth and metaphor: linguistic games in entrepreneurial sense-making and sense-giving. 

    Nicholson, Louise; Anderson, Alistair R. (Blackwell http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2005.00074.x, 2005-03)
    NICHOLSON, L. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2005. News and nuances of the entrepreneurial myth and metaphor: linguistic games in entrepreneurial sense-making and sense-giving. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, 29 (2), pp. 153-173.
    This paper describes a social construction of entrepreneurship by exploring the constructionalist building blocks of communication, myth and metaphor presented in the Independent newspaper. We argue that the sensemaking role ...
  • Organisational culture, national culture and performance in International Joint Ventures based in Israel. 

    Avny, Giora; Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2008.016622, 2008)
    AVNY, G. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2008. Organisational culture, national culture and performance in International Joint Ventures based in Israel. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2 (2), pp. 133-145.
    International Joint Ventures (IJV) capitalise on localised skills, knowledge and capabilities. Moreover, the internationalisation of markets offers scope to innovate, develop and market new products benefiting from ...
  • Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs. 

    Oh, Ka-Young; Anderson, Alistair R.; Cruickshank, Douglas (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14637151211215000, 2012)
    OH, K.-Y., ANDERSON, A. R. and CRUICKSHANK, D., 2012. Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs. Business Process Management Journal, 18 (1), pp. 43-57
    Purpose – E-trade (or electronic trading) appears to offer increased efficiency in business processes, but only a limited number of small firms in Korea have adopted the new processes. The purpose of this paper is to try ...