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Explaining academic entrepreneurial motivation in China: the role of regional policy, organizational support, and individual characteristics

Based on the cases of 117 Chinese academic entrepreneurs, we use fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) to analyze the independent and joint effect of regional policy support, organizational support, and individual characteristics on …

Open Access 01-02-2023

Colonialism versus independence—the role of entrepreneurial ecosystems in Azerbaijan over time

Entrepreneurial activity, its emergence, and development are considered important for the well-being of nations, especially for those in transition from one economic system or industrial setting into another. A crucial question is, why countries …

Open Access 25-01-2023

Fluffy cuffs: SME’s innovation in alliances with buyer firms

Supplier firms, especially the more resource constraint SMEs, form alliances for product innovation. Supplier firms can try to push in creative inputs while needing to align them with the overall solution of the buyer. Our study zooms in on this …

Open Access 24-01-2023

Third-party signals in crowdfunded microfinance: which microfinance institutions boost crowdfunding among refugee entrepreneurs?

The number of refugees worldwide has reached record levels for the post–World War II period (Braithwaite et al., 2019 ) and is expected to keep increasing in the twenty-first century (Guo et al., 2020 ). Refugee populations accounted for 26.4 …

Open Access 24-01-2023

Causal effects of a tax incentive on SME capital investment

We estimate the causal effects of a tax incentive for specific productivity-enhancing equipment introduced in 2014 for Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Using firm-level panel data, we find, first, that the introduction of the …

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Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal publishes rigorous research on entrepreneurship, self-employment, family firms, small and medium-sized firms, and new venture creation. The journal has a broad scope, including entrepreneurs' characteristics, occupational choice, new ventures and innovation, firms life courses and performance; as well as the role played by institutions and public policies within local, regional, national and international contexts. Articles published in Small Business Economics typically emphasize the economic and societal relevance of research findings. As a leading entrepreneurship journal, Small Business Economics publishes both theoretical and empirical papers, while encouraging interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research from a broad spectrum of disciplines and related fields.

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Volume 9/1997 - Volume 60/2023
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