Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Sue Birley
      Pages 20-39
    3. Paul Burns, Jean Harrison
      Pages 40-72
    4. David Storey, Nigel Sykes
      Pages 73-93
    5. Jim Dewhurst
      Pages 94-109
    6. Martin Binks, Christine Ennew
      Pages 110-130
    7. Gordon Murray
      Pages 131-165
    8. Colin Barrow
      Pages 166-179
    9. Paul Burns
      Pages 180-197
    10. Jim Dewhurst
      Pages 198-217
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 331-333

About this book


This extensively revised edition of this popular text deals with the problems and issues facing entrepreneurs and small business today. It now includes: a number of new contributions from leading experts, including new chapters on Venture Capital, Uncertainty, Innovation and Management and Small Firms Policy in Europe; a greater emphasis on the use of case studies to illustrate material; and a number of new exercises and assignments. The text will be of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of business and entrepreneurship as well as to people who run or work for small businesses.


business entrepreneur Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship innovation management small business

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Burns
    • 1
  • Jim Dewhurst
    • 2
  1. 1.Cranfield UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

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