Researching the Small Enterprise
- Jim Curran - Kingston University, UK
- Robert Blackburn - University of Liverpool, UK
Research Methods for Business & Management | Small Business/Entrepreneurship
This book links well with our course learning outcomes.
While Government initiatives often tend to classify all businesses under one banner, Curran & Blackburn correctly identify that SMEs are distinct entities and have their own unique characteristics which cannot be generalised through standard operations management texts and theories. While slightly dated now in its coverage of the context of SME research in the UK, this text still represents essential reading for researchers and offers reliable and valid insights into some of the key factors and issues in the SME environment.
this has been a useful text with useful guidedance for myself and students as well. I will be recommending it to my subject librarian and students on the module.
Nice introduction to the topic.
Sometimes chapters were overly wordy but leanrers provided some positive feedback.
Will move to recommended for next years intake.