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owner-managers and managers of small firms

John Deeks

owner-managers and managers of small firms

a descriptive survey : summary of findings.

by John Deeks

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Published by Furnitureand Timber Industry Training Board in High Wycombe .
Written in English


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ContributionsFurniture and Timber Industry Training Board.
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owner-managers and managers of small firms by John Deeks Download PDF EPUB FB2

An empirical investigation on functional management of a small firm In an attempt to identify the degree to which an owner-manager tries to control (or even perform) the functional management of his/her small firm, a transversal study (Saunders et al., ) was carried out, using a questionnaire with multiple choice answers that was submitted Cited by: 5.

Contents: Chapter 1 – The role of the small business in the economy and government policy, Chapter 2 – Entrepreneurs versus owner-managers – theories of new venture creation, Chapter 3 – Surviving the early years – screening the business opportunity, Chapter 4 – The process of planning and strategy in the small firm, Chapter 5 Cited by: 1.

though, is that scheduled meetings rarely occur for owner-managers in small firms. • (Proposition 9) Time spent touring the factory is more than twice as common for owner- managers in small.

Managers in large corporations and financial institutions who deal with small businesses as clients or suppliers, and professionals such as accountants, lawyers and consultants who provide advice and other services to small businesses will also find the book of interest.

This chapter examines the differences between small business owner-managers and entrepreneurs. It also looks at the different types of small. This workbook accompanies the textbook Small Business Management: Theory and Practice. The textbook familiarises students with the theory and practice of small business management and challenges assumptions that may be held about the way small business management can or should adopt the management practices of larger firms.

This book familiarises students with theory and practice of small business management and challenges that may be held about the way small business management can or should adopt the management practices of larger firms. This book helps students to.

To date, the study of business ethics has been largely the study of the ethics of large companies. This paper is concerned with owner/managers of small firms and the link between the personal ethics of the owner/manager and his or her attitude to ethical problems in business.

The authors consider how managers of small firms perceive the processes associated with strategic management, what decisions and actions they adopt to ensure competitive advantage, how business strategies are formulated and implemented in SMEs, and what the strategic role of entrepreneurship within small businesses is.3/5(2).

Of the 28 declining firms 15 respondents were owner-managers. There was a statistically significant association between firm performance and respondent. It seems that owner-managers were more likely to be in firms that were declining and less likely than other managers to be able to report a growth record.

abstract = "Small Business Management, Third Edition aims to familiarise students with the theory and practice of small business management and challenge assumptions that may be held about the way small business management can or should adopt the management practices of larger students interested in establishing and managing their own small firm, this book can Cited by: 1.

Entrepreneurial management in small firms London: SAGE Publications Ltd doi: A detailed glossary of terms provided at the end of the book. of these courses and topic coverage in the supporting textbooks includes issues such as the personal characteristics of owner/managers, small business start-ups, causes of business failure.

Founders, franchises, second-generation members of family-owned firms, and owner managers who buy out the founders of existing firms Entrepreneurs are_____ times more likely to be millionaires than thoses who work for others.

The general objective of this study was to find out the influence of owner/manager characteristics on SMEs’ access to bank loan. A sample of 87 small and medium manufacturing enterprises was drawn from Asmara city using proportionate systematic sampling. A reliable primary data was collected through semi structured and structured questionnaires which were Cited by: 7.

in seven contrasting localities in the United Kingdom. All the owner-managers and large organization representatives were interviewed face-to-face and background data was collected from numerous other individuals and sources. The authors′ findings have profound implications for theory and by:   Qualitative interviews were carried out with the owner-managers or the managers responsible for the working environment in 23 small firms from the construction and metal industries.

The interviews were analysed for attitudes on the working environment, understanding of risk, responsibility for the working environment, and attitudes towards Cited by: Managing cash flow. Microsoft Clipart.

In this third article on cash flow management within small firms I take a look at the role of learning within the small firm as owner-managers and their Author: Tim Mazzarol.

TY - BOOK. T1 - Workbook for Small Business Management: Theory and Practice. AU - Mazzarol, Tim. AU - Reboud, Sophie. PY - Y1 - N2 - This workbook accompanies the textbook Small Business Management: Theory and textbook familiarises students with the theory and practice of small business management and challenges assumptions that Author: Tim Mazzarol, Sophie Reboud.

methods used by small firms to accumulate and allocate their scarce financial resources. Perren et al.() concluded that the owner-managers in small firms move from informal methods of financial management and decision making to more formal methods as File Size: KB.

Chapter 1: The role of the small business within the economy.- Chapter 2: Entrepreneurs vs. owner-managers.- Chapter 3: Surviving the early years.- Chapter 4: Planning and strategy in the small firm.- Chapter 5: Creating customers.- Chapter 6: The process of growth in the small firm.- Chapter 7: Small firms and human resources Improving Small Firm Performance Through Collaborative Change Management and Outside Learning: Trends in Singapore: /jabim This empirical-exploratory article sheds light on the change management approaches used by Chinese owner-managers of small firms in Singapore and theirCited by: 3.

Owner-managers do not have as much access to strategic tools as other managers, and as a result do not use as many. If owner-managers had access to these tools, they would value them and use them as much as other managers.

If tools are used, the strategic planning will improve. Business performance will : Ludger Roedder. While nearly all owner-managers of small firms are obliged to assume the role of capitalist, only a minority will act as entrepreneur. The line between an owner-manager and an entrepreneur can be defined by whether or not their business is growth oriented.

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The application of strategic management to small firms can be seen as posing particular challenges. This can be inferred from, for example, the organizational studies of Mintzberg () who has argued that the typical owner-managers of small businesses, especially entrepreneurial ones, manage in quite a different way from the methods indicated Cited by: Chapter 1: The role of the small business within the economy --Chapter 2: Entrepreneurs vs.

owner-managers --Chapter 3: Surviving the early years --Chapter 4: Planning and strategy in the small firm --Chapter 5: Creating customers --Chapter 6: The process of growth in the small firm --Chapter 7: Small firms and human resources --Chapter 8: Debt.

Managers of small and large firms need to learn to work with both formal and informal structures. A flexible manager will realise that elements of the informal structure can be formalised i.e.

by adapting the formal structure to incorporate improvements which result from the day-to-day working of the informal structure.

One answer might be that getting access to small firms’ owner- managers and their business ethics practices may be difficult for University scholars. The author, who has been an owner-manager for over 16 years, understandably has an advantage in this respect, as obtaining a sample of small firm owner-managers is rather easy given that contact.

Conference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract views. Competitiveness and Success: how the owner-managers of small firms perceive success in a turbulent external environment / Paul, Hannon.

ISBA 19th National Small Firms Policy and Research ConferenceCited by: 2. Mentoring small businesses' owner‐managers Paul Greenbank Purpose – This paper examines the way social class influences the relationship between business mentors and small business owner‐managers.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on the author's experience of mentoring businesses with The Prince's : Paul Greenbank. Analysing the case of Italy, a country characterised by a high number and wide variety of small firms, the authors draw on the results of a survey involving over 2, firms and face-to-face interviews with owner-managers working in 60 small and.

owner/managers' preferences towards internal equity financing, external equity financing and debt financing were found to have a statistically significant relationship with the proportion of firms' short-term financing, long-term financing and also equity financing.

This research enhances the existing body of knowledge of. owner-managers 27 Character traits of entrepreneurs 29 Antecedent influences 33 Entrepreneurial culture 40 Summary 43 3 Opportunity and Innovation 47 Tools of entrepreneurship 47 Invention and innovation 49 The father of innovation 51 Sources of opportunity 53 Innovation in small firms 56 Innovation in large firms   Growing Your Business helps owner/managers develop growth strategies for their businesses by providing frameworks, ideas, inspiration and hands-on assignments.

Its contents are a distillation of the authors¿ knowledge and experience, which has successfully helped hundreds of owner/managers to grow and develop their businesses and themselves. Downloadable (with restrictions).

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the sources and nature of opportunities used by owner-managers of small and medium size (SMEs) firms in order to grow their businesses. In addition to the owner-manager's desire for growth, clearly there needs to be both opportunities to pursue and sufficient management activities that will.

Unfortunately, the author found that few owner/managers in this category carry out regular skill audits or measure the training needs of their workforce. Thus, the vast majority of training provision in small businesses is reactive in nature and originates from immediate skills shortages or acute production crises.

Consequently, there is seldom. This section provides helpful case studies and guides on business reputation management strategies for UK start-ups and entrepreneurs.

They were: The owner/managers of a retail bookseller small business, fitting the ABS criteria that the business was independently owned and operated; was closely controlled by owner/managers who also contributed most, if not all the operating capital; and the principal decision‐making functions rested with the owner/managers (ABS,p.

1).Author: Helen Paige. 'I would highly recommend this excellent book to all those with an interest in managing labour in smaller firms. It would prove very useful and informative to a wide readership including policy makers, business advisers, researchers, students and owner/managers.' - Education + Training.

In our new book, owner-managers talk about their experiences, what it feels like to join a leadership programme, and on a practical level, how to make it work for them and the business.

The fundamental assumption behind LEAD is that any leadership development of an owner-manager has to be integrated with the business. This book, originally published instudies both the growth and the barriers to growth of small firms. It examines market and industrial structures, also the role of investment institutions and their handling of small business accounts.

There are chapters on management attitudes and ability considered as a potential barrier to development, and other problems such .