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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand how suppliers have managed to accumulate knowledge in their relationship with large multinational clients. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology was based on four case studies' qualitative data, collected from semi‐structured,...
Purpose – The purpose of this research is to present the results of a recent interpretive study of 11 small Central Vancouver Island firms in British Columbia, Canada, which yield new interpretations of the nature of problem‐solving processes within the wider context of managerial capability...
Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate the role of information systems integration in Irish small and medium‐sized enterprises operating in the manufacturing sector. Design/methodology/approach – Research was conducted through a review of literature and subsequent primary research...
Purpose – This paper aims to examine the case of Canadian manufacturers involved in the Chinese market. In particular, it seeks to look at the challenges of entering a new export destination, including access to market intelligence. It also aims to analyze recent performance....
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore personal, household and business environmental influences on entrepreneurship in Kosova. Design/methodology/approach – The approach takes the form of a econometric investigation using a binary choice model based on a nationally representative...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the relationship between firm entrepreneurship and performance is dependent on firm size within a small and medium‐size enterprise (SME) population, using non‐manufacturing, industry‐specific empirical data....
Purpose – This paper sets out to examine the reasons why 599 entrepreneurs in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria started their small businesses. It aims to compares ten motivations across three countries and by gender. Design/methodology/approach – Ten Likert‐style questions were used to determine...
Purpose – While the term “entrepreneurship” is not exclusively a private sector phenomenon, it is usually associated with private sector business activity and more specifically with small to medium enterprises. However, over the last two decades it has appeared in the public administration...
Purpose – This paper seeks to take a Gestalts perspective to analyze the alignment between the HRM practices and strategic capabilities of SMEs. Design/methodology/approach – Based on Miles and Snow's adaptive cycle, this study examines the coherence of HRM practices with the strategic...
Purpose – Alpaca ownership in New Zealand has been developing in recent years. However, very little academic research has been conducted in this area, particularly from alpaca owners' points of view. This exploratory study attempts to close some of the knowledge gaps in this area....
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