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A Review of the Small Business Research Initiative
(Innovate UK, 2017-11)
CSR and Corporate Governance: The Role of CSR Managers
The number of corporate social responsibility (CSR) managers within business organisations has increased noticeably in recent years. To date, research examining the role and experiences of CSR managers is scarce, owing ...
Limits to compliance: Means-ends dissociation and knowledge differentials in university-society legitimacy struggles
In an opaque institutional field, compliance can be gauged only imperfectly, if at all, where knowledge differentials work in favour of legitimacy seekers. This notion is explored in the context of UK universities’ struggles ...
Developing an entrepreneurial mindset in US engineering education: an international view of the KEEN project
(The Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship, 2017-04)
This article explains the Kern Entrepreneurial Education Network (KEEN) in introducing innovative approaches to undergraduate engineering degree programs in independent universities in the United States of America (USA). ...
Fostering Entrepreneurial Activities through Microfinance in Nigeria
(European Research Conference on Microfinance (ERCM), 2017-03)
This paper examines the mechanisms by which microfinance loans foster entrepreneurship using social capital. Our empirical data was gathered through questionnaire survey of 317 active small business borrowers in Nigeria. ...
Reconceptualising Buyer Behaviour in the Digital Era: An Emergent Journey.
his conceptual paper evolved from an extensive literature review and a consultancy project conducted via a UK University Business School/commercial sector collaboration. The paper explores how the digital age is presenting ...
Entrepreneurial learning: peripherality and connectedness
This article explores the roles of peripherality and centrality in relation to entrepreneurial learning and development. Peripherality has previously been considered from a mainly geographical perspective as being remote, ...
Network DEA with common weights
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) generally includes two properties. First, DEA is based upon the overall efficiency without observing the internal structure of a production system. Second, a multiplier DEA model allows a ...
Dual-role factors for imprecise data envelopment analysis
(International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), 2017-07)
In conventional data envelopment analysis (DEA), the observed inputs, outputs and dual-factors are assumed to be precise. However, we often observe imprecise and ambiguous data in practice. In this paper, we present an ...
Contextual Embeddedness of Women's Entrepreneurial Agency Formation
(Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017-08-08)
In this study, I offer a relational analysis of entrepreneurial agency formation by paying attention to the intersectionality of ethnicity, class and gender. The study emphasizes the importance of power relations in shaping ...