David Storey

  • Hans Landström
Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 8)


David Storey is perhaps the most prominent exponent of small business research in Great Britain — research that is strongly policy oriented — and it is primarily David Storey’s great interest in and emphasis on policy related knowledge that merits attention. Storey’s research consists of robust, high-quality empirical work, which includes detailed literature reviews, a carefully thought out methodology, in-depth reflection and interesting conclusions. In particular, his critical reviews of earlier research deserve attention along with his ability to synthesize knowledge and to make complex phenomena easily understandable. In this way, Storey has provided a more balanced picture of the importance of small businesses for societal development as well as making small business research more credible.


Small Business Small Firm Large Firm Young Firm Firm Formation 
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New firm formation, job creation and regional development

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New technology-based firms

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Management training in small firms

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and Management Inst. Economic ResearchUniversity of LundLundSweden

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