Researching SME/entrepreneurial research

Gilmore, Audrey, McAuley, Andrew, Gallagher, Damian, Massiera, Philippe and Gamble, Jordan ORCID: 0000-0002-8837-8264
(2013) Researching SME/entrepreneurial research. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 15 (2). pp. 87-100.

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<jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Purpose</jats:title> <jats:p> – This study aims to focus on how SMEs have been researched in the first 12 years of the new millennium and published in <jats:italic>JRME</jats:italic> between 2000 and 2011. There have been many studies on how SME owner/managers do business, their decision-making processes and ways of delivering marketing activities, and many different methodologies have been used. </jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Design/methodology/approach</jats:title> <jats:p> – All of the papers published in <jats:italic>JRME</jats:italic> from 2000 to 2011 were analysed using content analysis with Nvivo 9 in relation to the SME definitions used, methodology employed, geographical coverage and the business sectors covered. </jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Findings</jats:title> <jats:p> – Within the context of a wider study of 14 international journals on small business and entrepreneurship, this paper presents the findings that have emerged from the <jats:italic>JRME</jats:italic> journal according to the SME definitions used, methodology employed, geographical coverage and the business sectors' covered. </jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Originality/value</jats:title> <jats:p> – This study provides some findings in relation to the variety of studies carried out and the research presented in the <jats:italic>JRME</jats:italic> over a 12-year period.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 15:24
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 15:24
DOI: 10.1108/jrme-10-2012-0026
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