Small Businesses, Big Ideas
The book features an overview of each region along with an assessment of the small business landscape. Case study chapters open with an original introduction that helps students focus their reading. These chapters also include maps of the target region to contextualize the material and underscore the impact of geography.
Students learn that small businesses account for the greatest part of the gross domestic product in most countries. They study general management, sustainable development, international expansion, stewardship issues, marketing, and the role of cultural issues – all with an emphasis on small businesses rather than major corporations. This knowledge prepares students for their own careers in small businesses.
Small Businesses, Big Ideas is an excellent supplement for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in strategic management. It can also be used in classes in entrepreneurial studies, global management, and marketing.