Paths of Enterprise: The Future of Small Business by Robert A. Blackburn, James Curran

By Robert A. Blackburn, James Curran

Whereas small scale firm has extended swiftly lately the best way forward appears doubtful. Drawing jointly fresh study and considering on small company actions from a number of disciplines, this booklet supplies a accomplished photograph of the present state of affairs and assesses the long run. It evaluates the influence of such diversified affects as technological innovation, demogrpahic swap, adjustments in orgh setting, ladies and entreprenuership, and by way of analysing tendencies in employment degrees, banking rules and govt schemes it explores how you can live on in an more and more adverse setting.

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It is certainly one of the tragedies of the recent history of ideas that social science lost such an innovative and interdisciplinary thinker so early in his career. What would have been his analysis of Thatcherism and the enterprise culture? See Ellis and Kumar (1983) for a collection of critical essays, some of which are at least suggestive of how his thinking might have developed. REFERENCES Aglietta, M. (1979) A Theory of Capitalist Regulation: The US Experience London: NLB. Allen, J. and Massey, D.

Young, Lord (1986) ‘Enterprise—the road to jobs’, London Business School Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1. 34 2 Enterprise 2000 Workbase the electronic cottage? John Stanworth and Celia Stanworth INTRODUCTION Home as a workbase is already familiar to several million people in Britain. In addition to many of the ‘sweated’ occupations traditionally associated with ‘homeworking’, around two-thirds of Britain’s self-employed are oneperson businesses operating mostly from home. Technological changes and demographic trends are now leading to predictions that by the year 2000, a new army of millions of people currently working in large organizations will become home-based, computer-linked ‘teleworkers’, experiencing conditions akin to those experienced already by the many independently self-employed and widely recognized as requiring ‘small business skills’ (Toffler, 1981; CBI, 1988; Henley Centre for Forecasting, 1988).

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