Management, strategy and policy in the UK small business sector: a critical review

Beaver, Graham and Prince, Christopher (2004) Management, strategy and policy in the UK small business sector: a critical review Journal of small business and enterprise development, 11 (1). pp. 34-49. ISSN 1462-6004

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Abstract

Abstract: This paper first considers the role and characteristics of the small firm and its collective, the small business sector. A brief examination of the small firm discourse and research agenda is provided. The following section undertakes a critical examination of the small firm management context. A critical appraisal of the strategic management approach suggests that strategic activity in the small firm sector is much more informal, intuitive and invisible than has been previously suggested by design school advocates. The final part of the paper considers the role and development of policy and its effects on the survival, growth and performance of small firms.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Competitive advantage, Entrepreneurialism, Managerialism, Small enterprises, Strategic alignment,
Subjects:N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N290 Management studies not elsewhere classified > N292 Small Business
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1108/14626000410519083
Faculties:Brighton Business School
ID Code:1567
Deposited By:business editor
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:18 Jun 2010 12:31

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