Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises

Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises

Kiril Todorov (University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria) and David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK)
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Release Date: April, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 508
ISBN13: 9781466659629|ISBN10: 1466659629|EISBN13: 9781466659636|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5962-9

Description

As the global economy continues to develop and new entrepreneurs take advantage of emerging markets, the small business sector plays a greater role of economic development in the international arena.

The Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises contributes new research to the current array of literature on small business management under diverse geographic, economic, and socio-cultural conditions. By exploring existing theories in tandem with fresh viewpoints, this book will serve as a valuable reference to students, lecturers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers investigating the use of strategic management in various scenarios and situations.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Competitive Competencies
  • Contemporary Models
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Flexible Strategies
  • Global Perspectives
  • Influencing Factors and Barriers
  • Partnership and Networking
  • Strategic Perspectives
  • Team Building

Reviews and Testimonials

The Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises is valuable book for anyone- scholar, practitioner, or policy-maker- interested in getting a better understanding of what makes SMEs successful in their strategic choices and actions.

– Professor Alain Fayolle, Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School

This book makes a virtually unique contribution to the literature on strategic management in SMEs. Drawing on authors from many different countries, it fills a long-standing gap by bringing together up-to-date scientific and strategic management research in a field which has been investigated in only a rudimentary way till now. The intelligent use of case studies serves to amplify the understanding and the lessons to be gained from this much-needed publication.

It is a must-read for practitioners, researchers and educators with an interest in SMEs.

– Ken O’Neill, Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship and SME Development, University of Ulster, UK

Kiril Todorov and David Smallbone are uniquely suited to be the editors of this unique handbook. Their international teaching and business experience provide a unique basis for selecting topics and finding authors to discuss appropriate topics on strategic management in small and medium enterprises. The book provides a guide on many aspects needed for success.

– Robert D. Hisrich, Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kiril Todorov (D.Sc.) is a Professor of Industrial Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship Development, and Head of Department of Entrepreneurship at the UNWE, Chairman of the Board of the Bulgarian Association for Management Development and Entrepreneurship (BAMDE), and Vice President for Bulgaria of the European Council for Small Business (ECSB). He has specialized in Denmark, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Japan and other countries. He is the author of dozens of publications at home and abroad and is the leader of many national and international research and educational projects in the field of management and entrepreneurship. He has been a visiting professor at foreign universities and has extensive experience as a consultant in management and entrepreneurship development. K. Todorov has also been a keynote speaker at many international events – in Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Brazil, Slovenia, Turkey, and Kazakhstan.
David Smallbone is Associate Director of the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University, which he joined in 2004 from Middlesex University. He is also a visiting professor at Hubei School of Economics, Wuhan, China and at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development in Ventspils, Latvia. David’s research on entrepreneurship and SME development dates back to the 1980s, much of it with an applied policy focus. As a leading expert on entrepreneurship in former socialist economies, David was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lodz in Poland for his work in this area. David has numerous publications on entrepreneurship in transition economies, among other topics. He is a Past President of the ICSB (2010-11) having previously served as President of the ECSB (2005-07). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management, as well as being on the editorial boards of a number of leading entrepreneurship journals.

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