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Competitive intelligence as public policy in France: Making a difference in the SME sector.
This paper reports on an empirical study of the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Competitive Intelligence programmes. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with the directors of 15 CI programmes from 4 regions ...
Threat orientation in small and medium-sized enterprises: Understanding differences toward acute interruptions
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the experience, impact and likelihood of an acute business interruption, along with the perceived ability to intervene, influences the “threat orientation” of ...
The Examination of Entrepreneurial Activities of Diverse SMEs at a time of Disruptive Change
(Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2014-11)
Objectives The paper examines how diverse small firms engage in entrepreneurial activity during times of disruptive change and in doing so seeks to gain an understanding of how to stimulate small firm resilience. The ...
Competitive intelligence programmes at French Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
(De Montfort University, 2009-11)
Over the last ten years France has implemented regional programmes to increase the awareness of, and change attitudes towards, the Competitive Intelligence (CI) practices of enterprises. The emphasis has been on Small and ...
Competitive Intelligence programmes for SMEs in France: Evidence of changing attitudes.
(Taylor and Francis, 2010)
This paper reports on an empirical study of the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Competitive Intelligence programmes. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with the directors of 15 CI programmes from four ...
E-business and the SME: international perspectives of deployment
The SMEs’ perspective of trust in a B2B relationship
Despite the diversity in its associated definition and related structures, the role of trust in underpinning long-term business relationships is well established. This article presents an instrument to assess trust from ...
Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs: a shift from philanthropy to institutional works?
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) amongst Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is often characterised in the literature as unstructured, informal, and ad hoc discretionary philanthropic activities. Drawing insights from ...
Exploring Crisis Management in UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2013)
Despite a long-established crisis management literature that focuses on large enterprises, crisis management planning in the context of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is less extensively researched. Using data ...
Technological constraints to firm performance: the moderating effects of firm linkages and cooperation
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019-02-11)
Manufacturing and services SMEs in Africa face challenges and constraints exacerbated by ineffectual government policies, environmental turbulence and the near-absence of institutional support. This study investigates if ...