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Ethnic minority enterprise: policy in practice.
Aims This project reviews recent research on ethnic minorities in business, focusing in particular on implications for policy. The more specific objectives were to: • Assess existing approachesExpand
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A Fresh Start and the Learning Experience of Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs
This paper focuses on ethnic minority entrepreneurs whose businesses failed within the first 3 years of trading, but were starting afresh with the help of the Brent Business Venture Fresh Start inExpand
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Diversification in ethnic minority business
Purpose – To provide an initial assessment of the nature and extent of the involvement of Asian‐owned firms in the creative industries in London; to identify and assess any barriers they face; andExpand
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'Bootstrapping': the investment decision-making process in small firms
This paper presents findings from a study of investment decision making process in small manufacturing enterprises in the printing and clothing industries. The study uses ‘insider accounts’ as anExpand
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Is there a debt finance gap relating to Scottish SMEs? A demand-side perspective
This paper investigates whether or not there is evidence of market failure in the provision of bank finance to Scottish SMEs. The key question is whether SMEs have been experiencing difficultiesExpand
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Liquidity management in small firms: a learning perspective
Purpose – This paper aims to focus on liquidity management in small firms and how this may be best met. It seeks to present results from eight case study firms to demonstrate different types ofExpand
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“Insider accounts”: a qualitative research method for small firms
Purpose – The purpose of this research is to present a detailed description of the qualitative research method adopted by the author in his doctoral research into the investment decision‐makingExpand
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Entrepreneurial learning: gender differences
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the differences in the entrepreneurial experiences between male and female entrepreneurs. The study investigates what entrepreneurs learn, howExpand
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The case of Asians in London’s creative industries
Purpose – To provide an initial assessment of the nature and extent of the involvement of Asian-owned firms in the creative industries in London; to identify and assess any barriers they face; andExpand
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Cultural influences on health and safety attitudes and behaviour in small firms.
This report details the findings of a study which sought to identify the role of cultural influences on health and safety attitudes and behaviour in small and micro-enterprises and related issuesExpand
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