The Formation and Development of Small Business: Issues and Evidence

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-24
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Here Peter Johnson has put together a collection of his groundbreaking research. Now in one volume for the first time, it will be of great interest to those in every area of business and economics.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Business formationp. 19
The founders of new manufacturing firms: a note on the size of their 'incubator' plantsp. 21
Firm formation in manufacturing industryp. 27
How good are the UK VAT registration data at measuring firm births?p. 37
Regional issuesp. 49
New manufacturing firms and regional development: some evidence from the Northern regionp. 51
Spatial variations in the determinants and effects of firm births and deathsp. 68
Differences in regional firm formation rates: a decomposition analysisp. 87
Employmentp. 103
Unemployment and self-employment: a surveyp. 105
New firms and employment creationp. 121
Employment change in the small establishment sector in UK manufacturingp. 134
Growth and developmentp. 147
How good are small firms at predicting employment?p. 149
Small business growth in the short runp. 163
The size-age-growth relationship in not-for-profit tourist attractions: evidence from UK museumsp. 178
Policyp. 193
Government policies towards business formation: an economic appraisal of a training schemep. 195
Targeting firm births and economic regeneration in a lagging regionp. 213
Some reflectionsp. 235
Indexp. 239
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