The formation and development of small business : issues and evidence / Peter Johnson.

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Bibliographic Details
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
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Series:Routledge studies in small business ; 12
Format: Book
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • Pt. I. Business formation
  • 2. The founders of new manufacturing firms: a note on the size of their 'incubator' plants
  • 3. Firm formation in manufacturing industry
  • 4. How good are the UK VAT registration data at measuring firm births?
  • Pt. II. Regional issues
  • 5. New manufacturing firms and regional development: some evidence from the Northern region
  • 6. Spatial variations in the determinants and effects of firm births and deaths
  • 7. Differences in regional firm formation rates: a decomposition analysis
  • Pt. III. Employment
  • 8. Unemployment and self-employment: a survey
  • 9. New firms and employment creation
  • 10. Employment change in the small establishment sector in UK manufacturing
  • Pt. IV. Growth and development
  • 11. How good are small firms at predicting employment?
  • 12. Small business growth in the short run
  • 13. The size-age-growth relationship in not-for-profit tourist attractions: evidence from UK museums
  • Pt. V. Policy
  • 14. Government policies towards business formation: an economic appraisal of a training scheme
  • 15. Targeting firm births and economic regeneration in a lagging region
  • 16. Some reflections.