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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rethinking Organizational Resilience and Strategic Renewal in SMEs
Building on work that associates organizational resilience with crisis recovery and strategic renewal, I examine how small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) vary in the formalisation of activities intended to achieve ...
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 ...
E-business and the SME: international perspectives of deployment
SMEs and public procurement: engaged or stranged?
Using the concept of mixed embeddedness and related literatures, this paper examines the interplay of institutional environment, the public procurement and small firm resource contexts influence on strategic choice of small ...
The Impact of Communication Technologies on the Performance of SMEs in a Developing Economy: Nigeria as a Case Study
Informed by Social Shaping Theory (modified), this paper presents a research that examines the impact of communication technologies (mobile telephony, personal computer and internet facilities) on the performance of small ...
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 ...