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Competitive intelligence programmes at French Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
(De Montfort University, 2009-11)
Over the last ten years France has implemented regional programmes to increase the awareness of, and change attitudes towards, the Competitive Intelligence (CI) practices of enterprises. The emphasis has been on Small and ...
Technological constraints to firm performance: the moderating effects of firm linkages and cooperation
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018)
Manufacturing and services SMEs in Africa face challenges and constraints exacerbated by ineffectual government policies, environmental turbulence and the near-absence of institutional support. This study investigates if ...
Nigerian SMEs: Commitment and loyalty to their banks
(Journal of Financial Service Marketing, 2016-12-01)
Commitment has a crucial role to play in underpinning long-term business relationships, and as such, is well established in the related academic literature. Limited research does however exist pertaining to the specific ...
The Impact of Communication Technologies on the Performance of SMEs in a Developing Economy: Nigeria as a Case Study
Informed by Social Shaping Theory (modified), this paper presents a research that examines the impact of communication technologies (mobile telephony, personal computer and internet facilities) on the performance of small ...
The Examination of Entrepreneurial Activities of Diverse SMEs at a time of Disruptive Change
(Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2014-11)
Objectives The paper examines how diverse small firms engage in entrepreneurial activity during times of disruptive change and in doing so seeks to gain an understanding of how to stimulate small firm resilience. The ...
Nigerian SMEs - Commitment and Loyalty to their Retail Banks
(Academy of Marketing Conference (Bournemouth University), 2014-06-07)
Purpose: Commitment in underpinning long‐term business relationships is well established. Limited research exists involving relationships between SMEs and banks. The paper presents an instrument to assess such relationships ...
The moderating influence of financial literacy on the relationship between access to finance and firm growth in Ghana
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-10-29)
The literature on access to finance has confirmed a positive relationship between access to finance and firm growth. Yet the boundary conditions for such linkage are less examined in the context of developing economies. ...
Exploring Crisis Management in UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2013)
Despite a long-established crisis management literature that focuses on large enterprises, crisis management planning in the context of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is less extensively researched. Using data ...
Investigating the Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)-banking long term relationship building
Purpose - It evaluates the role of the commitment between small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their banks in Nigeria from the perspective of the senior SME employees. The antecedents to, and outcomes from, commitment ...
E-business and the SME: international perspectives of deployment