CURRICULUM VITAE

 

David John Smallbone, Prof.

Small Business Research Centre

Kingston Business School

Kingston University

Kingston Hill

Kingston-upon-Thames

Surrey KT2 7LB

Tel: ++44(0)20 8547 7218

Fax: ++(0)20 8547 7140

Email: d.smallbone@kingston.ac.uk

 

CURRENT POST

 

Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship &

Associate Director

Small Business Research Centre,

Kingston Business School

 

OTHER POSITIONS

 

2005-7             President of the European Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ECSB)

 

2004-               Member of SME Sub-Committee, Industry and Parliament Trust

 

2004-              Member of Advisory Board of Danish Entrepreneurship Academy

 

2003-               Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

 

2000-2002       Visiting Professor in Small and Medium Enterprises at the University of Luton

 

EDUCATION

 

Secondary School:       

 

            Queen Mary's Grammar School, Basingstoke, 1957-1964

 

Higher Education:

 

            Portsmouth Polytechnic, 1964-67

            Avery Hill College of Education, 1967-68

            London School of Economics, 1972-73

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

BSc (Econ), University of London, 1967

 

MSc (Econ), University of London, 1973

 

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, University of London, 1968

 

Doctor Honoris Causa, (Hon. Doctorate), University of Lodz, Poland. 2004

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES/LEARNED SOCIETIES

 

1993- Member of the Institute of Small Business Affairs

 

1995-05 Member of Board of Directors/Trustee of Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)

 

2001-4 Vice President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)

 

1994 to date Member of European Council for Small Business (ECSB)

 

2001- Member of Executive Board of ECSB

 

2005-7 President of European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB).

 

CAREER DETAILS

 

2004-         Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, and Associate Director of the Small

                   Business Research Centre, Kingston University                 

1997-2004  Professor of Small and Medium Enterprises, Middlesex University  

1994-97      Reader in Small and Medium Enterprises, Middlesex University

1993-2004 Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR),

                   Middlesex University

1993-94      Principal Lecturer, Middlesex University

1975-93      Senior Lecturer, Middlesex Polytechnic/University

1974-5        Lecturer, Trent Park College of Education

1968-74      Teacher, then Head of Geography Department, Nobel School, Stevenage

 

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

 

Entrepreneurship and small business development in transition economies; small business policy; ethnic minority entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship and small business development in rural areas; innovation processes in SMEs and innovation policy; internationalisation processes and SMEs; social enterprise.

 

PUBLIC OUTPUT FROM RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

 

Authored book

 

Piasecki B., Rogut A., and Smallbone D. (2000) ‘Polish SMEs in the Context of the European Single Market’, The Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Lodz, Poland, ISBN 83-87814-2-0

 

Edited book

 

Ram M, Deakins D and Smallbone D (eds) (1997) 'Small Firms: Enterprising Futures', Paul Chapman Publishing, ISBN 185396 375 5

 

Welter F., Smallbone D., and Isakova N. (eds) (2006) ‘Enterprising Women in Transition Economies’, Ashgate: Aldershot. ISBN 0 7546 42321

 

Articles and chapters in edited books

 

Smallbone D.J. (1985) 'Location Decision Making in Industrial Enterprises' in Corney G (ed) 'Geography, Schools and Industry' Geographical Association, 88-95  ISBN 90039591 5

 

North, D., Leigh, R., & Smallbone, D. (1992) "A Comparison of Surviving and Non-Surviving Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Firms in London during the 1980s" in Caley K., Chell E., Chittenden F., & Mason C. (eds) Small Enterprise Development:  Policy and Practice in Action,  Paul Chapman, London, pp 12-27, ISBN 1 85396 215 5

 

Smallbone, D. Leigh, R. & North, D. (1992) "Growth Characteristics of Mature Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises" in Robertson M., Chell E. and Mason C. (eds) Towards the 21st Century: the Challenge for Small Business Nadamal Books ISBN 0 9519230 05

 

Smallbone, D., North D., & Leigh, R. (1993) "Support for Mature SMEs: Developing a Policy Agenda" in Chittenden, F., Robertson, M., & Watkins, D., (eds) Small Firms:  Recession and Recovery, Paul Chapman, London, pp 216-228, ISBN 1 85396 249 x

 

Smallbone, D., North, D., &  Leigh, R. (1993) "The Growth and Survival of Mature Manufacturing SMEs in the 1980s: an Urban-Rural Comparison" in Storey D. and Curran J. (eds) Small Firms in Urban and Rural Locations, Routledge, London, pp 79-131, 0 415 10037 2

 

North, D., Smallbone, D. & Leigh, R. (1994)  "Employment and Labour Process Changes in Small & Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises during the 1980s" in Atkinson J. & Storey D. (eds) The Small Firm and the Labour Market, Routledge, London, pp 206-255, 0 415 10035 6

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (1995)  "Employment Generation and Small Business Growth in Different Geographical Environments" in Chittenden F., Robertson M., & Marshall I. (eds)  Small Firms:  Partnerships for Growth,  Paul Chapman, London, pp 100-115, ISBN 1 85396 288 0

 

Smallbone D (1995) 'SMEs and Regional Economic Development: Developing a Policy Agenda' in Piasecki B. & Fogel D. (eds) 'Regional Determinants of SME Development in the Central and  Eastern European Countries', Lodz University Press, Lodz, Poland, pp 7-29, ISBN 83 7016 904 x 

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D (1996) "The Role of Established SMEs in Regional and Local Economic Development:  A Case of Neglect?" in Blackburn R & Jennings P (eds) 'Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration', Paul Chapman, London, pp 87-98, ISBN 1 85396 339 9

 

Smallbone, D. & North, D. (1996) "Survival, Growth and Age of SMEs:  Some Implications for Regional Economic Development" in Danson M. et.al. (eds) Small Firms and Regional Economic Development, Routledge, London, pp 36-64,  ISBN 0 415 12970 2

 

Smallbone D (1996) 'Supporting SME Development in Economies in Transition: a View from the West' in Dimitrov M & Todorov K (eds) 'Industrial Organisation and Entrepreneurship in Transition', Informa Intellect Publishers Ltd, Sofia ISBN 954-8492-23-7

 

Smallbone D, Venesaar U, Rumpis L & Budreikate D  (1997) 'Problems Facing the Development of Manufacturing SMEs in the Baltic States' in Hood N, Kilis R & Vahlne JE (eds) 'Microlevel Studies of the Transition in the Baltic States', Macmillan

 

Smallbone D  (1997) 'Selective Targeting in SME Policy: Criteria and Implementation Issues' in Deakins D, Jennings P & Mason C (eds) 'Small Firms: Entrepreneurship in the 1990s', Paul Chapman Publishing, ISBN 1 85396 361, pp 127-140

 

Wyer P & Smallbone (1997) 'Seas Furniture Company', in Todorov K (ed) '25 Case Studies for Entrepreneurs and Managers from Practice', Next Publishing, Sofia

 

Smallbone D, North D & Kalantaridis C (1997) 'The Survival and Growth of Manufacturing SMEs in Remote Rural Areas in the 1990s', in Ram M, Deakins D & Smallbone D (eds) 'Enterprising Futures', Paul Chapman Publishing, pp 47-59

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B & Venesaar U (1997) 'The Development of Manufacturing SMEs in Poland and the Baltic States: Policy Issues and Priorities' , in Ram M, Deakins D & Smallbone D (eds) 'Enterprising Futures', Paul Chapman Publishing, pp73-89

 

Smallbone D, Ram M & Deakins D (1997) 'Introduction: Diversity in Small Firms Research' in Ram M, Deakins D & Smallbone D (eds) 'Enterprising Futures', Paul Chapman Publishing, pp 1-8

 

Smallbone D (1998) 'Developing a Policy Agenda to Support SMEs in Transition Economies' in Chepurenko A (ed) 'Small Business in CIS and Eastern Europe: Problems of Development in the Late 1990s', Moscow (in Russian), ISBN 5-89540-006-X, 236-251

 

Smallbone D., and Venesaar U. (1999) ‘The Contribution of Manufacturing SMEs to the Process of Transforming a Centrally Planned to a Market Economy: the Case of Estonia’, in Ennuste U and Wilder L. (ed) ‘Harmonisation with Western Economics: Estonian Economic Developments and Related Conceptual and Methodological Frameworks’, Estonian Institute of Economics, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia, ISBN 9985-894-14-6

 

Smallbone D. and North D (2000) ‘Evolution de l’emploi dans le PME du secteur secondaire: principaux resultats d’une etude longitudinale (1979-90)’, in Courault B. & Trouve P (eds)  ‘Les Dynamiques de PME: Approches Internationale’, Presses Universitaires de France, pp121-144, ISBN 2-11-088-612-9

 

Smallbone D and Wyer P (2000) `Growth and Development in the Small Firm’ in Carter S. and Jones Evans D. (eds) `Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy’, Addison Wesley, p409-433, ISBN 0-201-39852-4

 

Smallbone D., North D., Vickers I., and McCarthy I. (2000) ‘Policy Support for R&D in SMEs: The UK Government’s Smart Award Scheme’, in During W., Oakey R., and Kipling M. (eds) ‘New Technology-Based Firms at the Turn of the Century’, Pergamon, pp143-159, ISBN 0 08 043791-5

 

Smallbone D. (2000) ‘Policy to Support SMEs in the UK: Some Lessons for Asian Countries?’, in Moha Asri Abdullah and Mohd. Isa Bin Baker (eds) ‘ Small and Medium Enterprises in Asian Pacific Countries: Vol. II, Linkages and Policy Support:, Nova Science Publishers Inc, Huntington, New York, 125-142, ISBN 156072797-7

 

Wyer P., Smallbone D. & Jojl S.K. (2000)  `The Implications of the Economic Crisis for Malaysian SMEs: A Micro Perspective’, in Moha Abdullah and Mohd. Isa Bin Baker (eds) ‘ Small and Medium Enterprises in Asian Pacific Countries , Vol. 1: Roles and Issues, Nova Science Publishers Inc, Huntington, New York. 17-38, ISBN 156072796-9

 

Smallbone D. and Venesaar U. (2000) ‘Internationalisation processes and SME development in the Baltic States: recent evidence and policy issues’, in Owsinski J.W. and Johansson M. (eds) ‘Global-Local Interplay in the Baltic Sea Region’, The Interfaces Institute, Warsaw, pp 69-92, ISBN 83-85847-48-0

 

Smallbone D. (2000) ‘SMEs, Employment Generation and Regional Development’, in Owsinski J.W. and Johansson M. (eds) ‘Global-Local Interplay in the Baltic Sea Region’, The Interfaces Institute, Warsaw, pp32-55, ISBN 83-85847-48-0

 

Smallbone D. (2002) ‘Policies for Entrepreneurship and SME Development in Poland in the 21st Century’, in Piasecki B. (ed) ‘Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in the 21st Century’, Lodz University Press, Lodz, Poland, p447-460.

 

Welter F. and Smallbone D. (2003) ‘Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Strategies in Transition Economies: An Institutional Perspective’ in Kirby D and Watson (eds) Small Firms and Economic Development in Developed and Transition Economies: A Reader’. Ashgate Publishing, 95-114, ISBN 0-7546 3060 9.

 

North D, Smallbone D and Vickers I (2003) ‘The Role of Innovation Policy in Regional Regeneration: London’s Lee Valley Region in a European Context’ in Kirby D and Watson (eds) Small Firms and Economic Development in Developed and Transition Economies: A Reader’. Ashgate Publishing, 21-44, ISBN 0-7546 3060 9.

 

Smallbone D. (2003) ‘Policies for Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century’, in Genesca E, Urbano D., Capelleras J.L, Guallarte C, and Verges J. (eds) ‘Creacion de Empresas: Entrepreneurship: Homage to Professor Jose Maria Veciana Verges’, Manuals of the Autonomous University of Barcelona 33, Servei de Publicacions, Universitat Autonomoa de Barcelona, p309-326, ISBN 84-490-2314-9

 

Smallbone D., North D., and Vickers I. (2003) ‘The Role and Characteristics of SMEs’, in Asheim B.T, Isaksen I., Nauweleers C., and Todtling F. (eds) ‘Regional Innovation Policy for Small and Medium Enterprises’, Edward Elgar, ISBN 1 84 376 398 2

 

Welter F., Smallbone D., Aculai E., Isakova N., and Schakirova N. (2003) ‘Female Entrepreneurship in Post-Soviet Countries’, in Butler J (ed) ‘New Perspectives on Women Entrepreneurs’, Information Age Publishing Inc, Greenwich NY, ISBN 1-931576-79-3

 

Johnson S. and Smallbone D (2003) 'Support for Minority Entrepreneurs in Europe: Specialist Agencies or Mainstream Provision?', in Watkins D (ed) 'Annual Review of Progress in Entrepreneurship', European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), p235-250

 

Deakins D, Ram M., Smallbone D and Fletcher M. (2003) 'Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs and the Commercial Banks in the UK', in Stiles C.H. and Galbraith S. (eds) 'Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Structure and Process', Elsevier Science, Oxford, UK, ISBN 0-7623-1033-2, pp293-314

 

Smallbone D. and Venesaar U. (2003) 'The State of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Estonia on the Way to Accession', in Wilder L. and  Ennuste Y. (eds) 'Essays in Estonian Transformation Economics', Estonian Institute of Economics at Tallinn Technical University, Tallinn, pp71-94.

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (2004) ‘Policies to Foster Enterprise in Rural Peripheral Areas’ in Labrianidis, L. (ed) 'The Future of Europe’s Rural Peripheries', Ashgate, Aldershot and Burlington, pp 137-158

 

Smallbone, D. & North, D. (2004) ‘Entrepreneurship in Devon & Cornwall: Policy Perspectives’ chapter in Labrianidis, L. (ed) 'The Future of Europe’s Rural Peripheries', Ashgate, Aldershot and Burlington, pp 179-197.

 

Smallbone D. (2005) ‘The Single European Market: Implications for Small and Medium Sized Polish Businesses’, in Dominiak P., Wasilczuk J. and Dasziewicz N. (eds) ‘Small and Medium Businesses in the Face of Integration of European Economies: Examples from Italy, France, Poland and the Czech Republic, Scientific Publishing Group, Gdansk (in Polish), pp149-166, ISBN 83-921075-9-4

 

Smallbone D., Lyon F. and Xiao Li (2005)  ‘Trust, Co-operation and Networking in an Immigrant Business Community: the Case of Chinese-Owned Businesses in the UK’, in Hohmann H.H. amd Welter F. (eds) Trust and Entrepreneurship: a West-East Perspective’, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK and Brookfield, USA, pp235-254

 

Ekanem I. and Smallbone D. (2006 forthcoming) ‘The Investment Decision Making Process in Small Manufacturing Firms: a Learning Approach’, in Harrison R. and Leitch C. (eds) ‘Entrepreneurial Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Applications’, Routledge: London and New York

 

Smallbone D., Ram M. and Deakins D. (2006 forthcoming) ‘Discrimination in the Market for Finance for Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs in the UK?’, in Dana L. (ed) ‘Handbook of Research on Minority Entrepreneurs’, Edward Elgar

 

Smallbone D. and Wyer P. (2006 forthcoming) `Growth and Development in the Small Firm’ in Carter S. and Jones Evans D. (eds) `Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy’, Second Edition, Addison Wesley

 

North D. and Smallbone D. (2006 forthcoming) ‘Policies to Support Entrepreneurship in the Countryside: the European Experience’, in ‘ Labrianidis L. (ed) Entrepreneurship in Europe’s Rural Areas: the Case of Greece, Patakis Publications (in Greek)

 

Smallbone D., Vickers, I., James P., and Baldock R. (2005) ‘Regulating Heath and Safety in Small Firms’, in Bannock G. and Gray C. (eds) ‘Government Regulation and Small Firms’, Small Enterprise Research Trust

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (2006 forthcoming) ‘Institutional Development and Entrepreneurship in a Transition Context’, in Styles C. and Galbraith C. (eds) Developmental Entrepreneurship: Adversity, Risk and Isolation’, Elsevier

 

Welter F., Smallbone D., Mirzakhalikova D., Schakirova N., Maksudova C. (2006) ‘Women Entrepreneurs between Tradition and Modernity’ in Welter F., Smallbone D., and Isakova N. (eds) ‘Enterprising Women in Transition Economies’, Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 45-66.

 

Welter F. Smallbone & Isakova N. (2006) ‘Introduction’, in Welter F., Smallbone D., and Isakova N. (eds) ‘Enterprising Women in Transition Economies’, Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 3-16.

 

Welter F. Smallbone & Isakova N. (2006) ‘Conclusions and Policy Perspectives’in Welter F., Smallbone D., and Isakova N. (eds) ‘Enterprising Women in Transition Economies’, Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 203-218.

 

Welter F., Smallbone D., Slonimski A. & Slonimska M., (2006 forthcoming)Internationalisation of. SMEs in Belarus’, in Dana, L., Han, M., Ratten, V. and  Welpe I., ‘A Theory of Internationalisation for European Entrepreneurship’, Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

 

Smallbone, D. and Venesaar, U. (2006 forthcoming) ‘Estonian SMEs in the Context of the Enlarged Europe’, in Mets, T., Andrijevskaja, J.,. Kolbre, E., and Venesaar U.Entrepreneurship in Estonia: Policies, Practices, Education, Research and Perspectives’

 

Levie J. and Smallbone D. (2006 forthcoming) ‘Immigration, Ethnicity and Entrepreneurial Behaviour’, in Minniti M., Zacharakis A., Spinelli S, Rice M., and Hebberson T (eds) ‘The Engine of Growth’, Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc, Westport CT.

 

Refereed articles in Academic Journals

 

Smallbone D.J. (1989) 'Enterprise agencies and the survival of new business start‑ups' Local Economy 4, 2 143‑7

 

Smallbone D.J. (1990) 'Success and failure in new businesses' International Small Business Journal 8, 2, 34‑47

 

Smallbone D.J. (1990) 'Enterprise agencies in London: a public‑private sector partnership' Local Government Studies September/October 17‑32

 

Smallbone D.J. (1991) 'Partnerships in economic development: the case of U.K. local enterprise agencies' Policy Studies Review 10,2/3, 87-98

 

Smallbone, D., Leigh, R., & North, D., (1993) "External assistance and policy support for mature SMEs:  the UK experience"  Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 5, 279-295

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (1995)  "The employment generation potential of mature SMEs in different geographical environments"   Urban Studies, 32.9, 1601-1620

 

Smallbone, D., & North, D. (1995) "Targeting established SMEs: does their age matter?" International Small Business Journal, 13.3, 47-64

 

Smallbone, D., Leigh, R., & North, D. (1995) "The characteristics and strategies of high growth SMEs" International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research 1, 3, 44-62

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (1996) "Small business development in remote rural areas:  the example of mature manufacturing firms in northern England", Journal of Rural Studies 12, 2, 151-167

 

Smallbone D, Cumbers A & Leigh R (1996) 'The Single European Market and SMEs in the UK food processing sector', International Small Business Journal, 14, 4, 55-71, ISSN 0034 3404

 

Smallbone D, Baldock R and Bridge M (1998) 'Targeted support for new and young businesses: the Case of North Yorkshire TEC's 'Backing Winners' Programme', Small Business and Enterprise Development 5, 3, 199-207 ISSN 1462-6004

 

Smallbone, D, Cumbers A., Leigh R and Syrett S. (1998) `Internationalisation, the Single Market and SMEs’, Piccola Impresa, 3, 27-50

 

Smallbone D, Cumbers A, Syrett S & Leigh R (1999) 'The Single European Market and SMEs: A Comparison of its Effects in the Food and Clothing Sector in the UK and Portugal', Regional Studies 33,1 51-62

 

Smallbone D, North D and Kalantaridis (1999) 'Adapting to Peripherality: a Study of Small Manufacturing Firms in Northern England' Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 11, 2, 109-128 ISSN 0898-5626

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B, Venesaar U, Todorov K and Labrianidis L (1999) ‘Internationalisation and SME Development in Transition Economies: an International Comparison’, Journal for Small Business and Enterprise Development 5, 4, 363-375, ISSN 1462-6004

 

Smallbone D and North D. (1999) `Innovation and New Technology in Rural SMEs: Some Policy Issues’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 17,  549-566 ISSN 0263 774X

 

Wyer P. and Smallbone D. (1999) ‘Export Activity in SMEs: a Framework for Strategic Analysis’, Journal of the Academy of Business Administration 4, 2, 9-24 , ISSN 1079-4131

 

North D. and Smallbone D (2000) ‘The Innovativeness and Growth of Rural SMEs in the 1990s’, Regional Studies 34, 2, 145-157

 

North D and Smallbone D (2000) ‘Innovative Activity in SMEs and Rural Economic Development: some Evidence from England’, European Planning Studies 8, 1, 87-106,

 

Fadahunsi A.., Smallbone D. and Supri S. (2000) `Networking in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: an Analysis of Small Minority Owned Firms in North London, Journal for Small Business and Enterprise Development 7, 3 , 228-240

 

Smallbone D, Baldock R., and Supri S. (2000) ‘The Implications of New Technology for the Skill and Training Needs of Small and Medium Sized Printing Firms’, Education and Training 42, 4 , 299-307

 

Wyer P., Smallbone D. & Jojl S.K. (2000) `The Implications of the Economic Crisis for Malaysian SMEs: A Micro Perspective’, Current Politics and Economics of Asia 9, 2, 133-155, ISSN 1056-7593

 

North D., Smallbone D., and Vickers I. (2001) ‘Public Sector Support for Innovating SMEs: the Effectiveness of Support Measures  in London’s Lee Valley Region’, Small Business Economics 16, 4, 303-317

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F (2001) ‘The Distinctiveness of Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies’, Small Business Economics 16, 4, 249-262

 

Smallbone D. , Piasecki B., and Rogut A. (2001) ‘The Implications of Accession for Polish SMEs’, Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy 19, 317-333, ISSN 0263 774X

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (2001) ‘The Role of Government in SME Development in Transition Countries’, International Small Business Journal 19, 4, 63-77, ISSN 0266-2426

 

Smallbone D., Welter F., Isakova N., and Slonimski A. (2001) ‘The Contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises to Economic Development in Ukraine and Belarus: Some Policy Perspectives’, MOCT-MOST: Economic Policy in Transitional Economies 11, 252-273

 

Smallbone D., Baldock R., and Burgess S. (2002) ‘Targeted Support for High Growth Start-Ups: Some Policy Issues’, Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy 20, 2, 195-209, ISSN 0263 774X

 

Ram M and Smallbone D. (2002) ‘Ethnic Minority Business Policy in the Era of the Small Business Service’, Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy 20, 2, 235-249, ISSN 0263 774X

 

Smallbone D, North D., Roper S. and Vickers I. (2003) ‘Innovation and the Use of Technology in Manufacturing Plants and SMEs: an Inter-Regional Comparison’, Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy, 21, 1, 37-52, ISSN 0263 774X

 

Baldock R. and Smallbone D. (2003) ‘Bridging the Gap in Support for Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses: the case of Devon and Cornwall’, Journal for Small Business and Enterprise Development 10, 1, 40-49

 

Ram M. and Smallbone D. (2003) ‘Policies to Support Ethnic Minority Enterprise: the English Experience’, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 15, 2 , 151-166

 

Smallbone D, Ram M, Deakins D and Baldock R, (2003) ‘Access to Finance from Ethnic Minority Businesses: Some Results from a National Study’, International Small Business Journal, 21, 3, 287-308, issn 0266-2426

 

Ram M, Smallbone D, Deakins D and Jones T  (2003) ‘Banking on ‘Break-Out': Finance and the Development of Ethnic Minority Businesses’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies  29, 4, 663-681, ISSN 1369-183X

 

Deakins D., Ram M. and Smallbone D. (2003) 'Addressing the Business Support Needs of Ethnic Minority Firms in the UK', Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy, 21, 6, 843-859

 

Smallbone D., Baldock R. and North D (2003) 'Policy Support for Small Firms in Rural Areas: the English Experience', Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy 21, 6, 825-841

 

Ram M. and Smallbone D. (2003) ‘Supplier Diversity Initiatives and the Diversification of Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK, Policy Studies, 24, 4, 187-204

 

James, P., Vickers, I., Smallbone, D., and Baldock, R. (2004) ‘The Use of External Sources of Health and Safety Information and Advice: the Case of Small Firms’, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 2, 1, 91-104.

 

Smallbone D, Bertotti M., and Ekanem I. (2005) 'Diversification in Ethnic Minority Business: the Case of Asians in London’s Creative Industries', Journal of  Small Business and Enterprise Development 12, 1, 41-56

 

Vickers I., James. P., Smallbone D., and Baldock R. (2005) ‘Understanding Small Firm Responses to Regulation: the Case of Workplace Health and Safety’, Policy Studies 26, 2, 149-169

 

Smallbone D. and Rogut A. (2005) ‘The Challenge facing SMEs in the EU’s New Member States’, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 1, 2, 219-240

 

North D. and Smallbone D. (2006) 'Developing Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Europe's Peripheral Rural Areas: Some Issues Facing Policy Makers', European Planning Studies, 14, 1, 41-60

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (2006) ‘Conceptualising Entrepreneurship in a Transition Context’,  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 3, 2, 190-206

 

Aidis R., Welter F., Smallbone D. and Isakova N. (2006 forthcoming) ‘Female Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: the Case of Lithuania and Ukraine’, Feminist Economics

 

Welter F. and Smallbone D. (2006 forthcoming) ‘Exploring the Role of Trust in Entrepreneurial Activity’, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 30, 4

 

 

Other Refereed Journal Articles

 

Cumbers A, Leigh R & Smallbone D (1995) 'The Single European Market and the new regulatory regime in the food sector: the impact on small and medium sized manufacturing firms', British Food Journal, 97, 4, 13-18

 

Smallbone D.J. (1991) 'Encouraging enterprise through local enterprise agencies' Small Business, the Market and Society 2, 19‑35, (in Russian)

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F (1998) ‘SMEs and SME Policies in Transition Economies’, Belarussian Journal of Economics 3, 55-60 (in Russian)

 

Smallbone D, Welter F and Slonimski A (2000) ‘Barriers to Small Enterprise Development in Belarus’, Belarussian Journal of Economics, 1, (in Russian)

 

Smallbone D., Isakova N., Slonimski A., Aculai E. and Welter F. (2000) Small Business in the Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova: Employment, Innovation and Regional Development’, Belarussian Journal of Economics, 3,  pp40-49, (in Russian)

 

Piasecki B., Rogut A. and Smallbone D. (2000) ‘Differences in the Conditions of Running SMEs in Poland and EU Countries and their Consequences in the Light of Integration processes’, Nase Gospodarstvo: Revija za Aktualna Gospodarska Vprasanja (Our Economy: Review of Current Isssues in Economics), 46, 1, 177-187 (Published in Slovenia in German)

 

Smallbone D., Welter F. and Isakova N.  (2000) “Geography and Small Business Firms’

Markets Development in UkraineSociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing, 2, April-June, pp.113-120.

 

Smallbone D, Slonimsky A, Isakova N and Welter F (2001) ‘Regional Differences in SME Development in the Core and Periphery Regions of Ukraine and Belarus’, Sociology 3, 43-54 (in Russian)

 

Smallbone D, Slonimski A, Litskevich O and Welter F (2002) 'Innovative Entrepreneurship and Process Innovations in Small Business of the Republic of Belarus', Sociology, 3, 20-29 (in Russian)

 

Smallbone D, Slonimski F., Litskevich O, Matrunich A and Welter F (2002) Technological Innovations in Small Entrepreneurship in Belarus, Belarussian Journal of Economics, 4, 84-91 (in Russian)

 

Welter, F. und D. Smallbone (2004), ‘Who creates Jobs in Today’s World? Reviewing SMEs and their Contribution to Employment’. Annals of Agrarian Science, (4): 114-118 (ISSN 1512-1887)

 

Isakova, N., Krasovska, O, Welter, F. and Smallbone D. (2004) ‘Women entrepreneurs in Ukraine: Contribution to Regional Development’, Regional Economy, 1 (31), pp.98-107. (In Ukrainian)

 

Isakova, N., Kavunenko, L,. Welter, F., and Smallbone D. (2004) ‘Women entrepreneurs in Ukraine: way to business’, Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing , 2, pp.146-155. (In Ukrainian and Russian)

 

Isakova N., O. Krasovska, F. Welter and D. Smallbone (2005) ‘Small business in Ukraine: gender analysis’, Economics and Forecasting, vol 2, pp. 123-135. (In Ukrainian)

 

Jianzhong Xiao, Xinghua Yi and Smallbone D.(2005) 'Entrepreneurship and Performance: some survey results from Central China', Research Management, 26,6, (in Chinese)

 

Non-Refereed Articles

 

North D & Smallbone D (1996) "Spatial Variations in Small Business Development and Employment Generation in the UK",  in 'Regional Economic Prospects', July 1996, Cambridge Econometrics, 33-44

 

Smallbone D & Venessar U (1995) 'Small and medium sized enterprises and regional economic development' Estonian Business Life, 1, 4, April, 36-39, (in Estonian)

 

Smallbone D & Venessar U (1995) 'How can government affect the nature and pace of small business development?' Estonian Business Life (Estonia), 1, 5, May, 11-12, (in Estonian)

 

Smallbone D & Venessar U (1995) 'SMEs and regional development: key policy issues', Estonian Business Life (Estonia), 1, 6, June, 11-14, (in Estonian)

 

Smallbone D & Venesaar U (1996) 'SMEs in the Baltics Struggle to Survive' Estonian Business Life (Estonia), 2, 4, April, 16-20, (in Estonian)

 

Smallbone D & Venesaar U (1996) 'Small and Medium Size Enterprises in the Baltic States: a Comparative Study' The Baltic Review Summer 10, 25-28

 

Smallbone D (1998)  ‘Internationationalisation of Markets and SME Development,: Some Results from an International Comparative Study, Bulgarian Foreign Trade, No 3, July, 7-11, (ISSN 1310-7089)

 

Conference Papers

 

Smallbone D.J. (1988) 'Some observations on teaching and managing an integrated European course' Paper presented at the Association of European Schools of Planning Conference, University of Dortmund, November 1988

 

Smallbone D.J. & Leigh R (1990) 'Enterprise agencies in local economic development: the U.K. experience', paper presented at a conference organised by Strategic Plan Kempen, "What makes a region grow ?", Turnhout, Belgium, March 10 1990 (invited paper)

 

Smallbone, D. & North, D. (1990) "Labour process adjustments in mature small and medium sized firms: a study of the electronics and printing sectors in London during the 1980s." , Paper presented to 'Employment Relations in the Enterprise Culture' Conference, Cardiff Business School, September 1990

 

Smallbone, D., Leigh R., & North, D. (1990) "Growth in small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises during the 1980s", Paper presented to 'Thirteenth Small Firms Policy and Research Conference', Harrogate, November 1990

 

Leigh R., North D., & Smallbone, D. (1991) "Adjustment processes in high growth SMEs: a study of mature manufacturing firms in London during the 1980s", Paper presented to ESRC Small Business Research Initiative Seminar, University of Warwick, January 1991

 

North, D., Leigh, R. & Smallbone, D. (1991) "The Survival and Non-Survival of Small Businesses: a Case Study of London in the 1980s" in Welford R. (ed) Small Businesses and Small Business Development: a Practical Approach Volume 1, European Research Press, Bradford ISBN 1 872677 01 0. 

 

North, D., Leigh R., & Smallbone, D. (1991)  "The survival and non-survival of small and medium sized manufacturing firms in London during the 1980s", Paper presented to the 'Small Business and Small Business Development Conference', University of Nottingham, April 1991.

 

Smallbone D J. (1991) 'Enterprise agencies in local economic development: some policy issues' Paper presented at Joint ACSP‑AESOP International Congress, Oxford, July 1991

 

Smallbone, D., Leigh R., & North, D. (1991) "Growth in small and medium sized enterprises: a study of mature manufacturing firms in London in the 1980s"  Paper presented at the 21st Small Business Seminar: 'Entrepreneurship and Growth' ESADE, Barcelona.

 

Smallbone, D., North, D., & Leigh, R. (1991) "Adjustment processes in surviving SME's: a study of mature manufacturing enterprises in London during the 1980s", Paper presented to the 14th National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Blackpool, November

 

North, D., Leigh R., & Smallbone, D. (1991) "A comparison of surviving and non‑surviving small and medium sized manufacturing firms in London during the 1980s" Paper presented at the 14th National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Blackpool, November 1991

 

Smallbone, D., Leigh R., & North, D. (1992) "The use of external assistance and policy support: the experience of a panel of mature SMEs in the 1980s" Paper presented at the Small Business and Small Business Development Conference, Nottingham, April

 

Smallbone, D., North, D., & Leigh, R. (1992) "Adjustments for growth and survival in mature manufacturing SMEs: an urban-rural comparison"  Paper presented at ESRC Small Business Research Initiative Seminar, University of Warwick, June 1992

 

North, D., Smallbone, D., & Leigh, R. (1992) "Employment and labour process changes in small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises during the 1980s" Paper presented at ESRC Small Business Research Initiative Seminar, University of Warwick, September 1992

 

Smallbone, D., North, D., & Leigh, R. (1992) "Support for mature SMEs:  developing a policy agenda"  Paper presented at the 15th National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Southampton, November 1992

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (1993) ‘Employment change and small business growth in different geographical environments’, Paper presented at the 16th National Small Firms policy and Research Conference, Nottingham, November 1993

 

North, D., Smallbone, D., & Leigh, R. (1993)"Changes in employment and labour flexibility in manufacturing SMEs during the 1980s" Paper presented at the Small Business and Small Business Development Conference, University of Leicester, April 1993

 

Smallbone D, Leigh R, Cumbers A & Syrett S (1993) 'Threats and opportunities for SMEs from the Single European Market' Paper  presented to a joint meeting of Spanish and British researchers 'Problems of European Convergence', University Jaume 1, Castello de la Plana, Spain, May 20-23 1993

 

Smallbone D, Leigh R, Cumbers A & Syrett S (1993) 'Threats and opportunities of the Single European Market for SMEs: some evidence from the food sector in the UK and Portugal' Paper presented to the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Research in Entrepreneurship Workshop (RENT VII), Budapest, Hungary, 25-26 November 1993

 

Smallbone, D. & North, D. (1993) "Strategies of high growth SMEs in the 1980s" Paper presented at the Conference on the Development and the Strategies of SMEs in the 1990s, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Mikkeli, Finland, August 1993

 

Smallbone, D. & North, D. (1994) "Survival, growth and age of SMEs: some implications for regional economic development"  Paper presented to the ESRC Urban and Regional Economics Group Conference: 'New Firms Formation and Regional Economic Development', Ayr, Scotland, January 1994

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D.(1994) "The contribution of established SMEs to regional and local economic development"  Paper presented to the 17th National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Sheffield, November 1994

 

Cumbers A & Smallbone D (1994) 'Threats and opportunities of the Single European Market for SMEs in the UK food sector' Paper presented to the Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference, Manchester March 28-29 1994

 

Smallbone D. J (1994) 'SMEs and regional economic development: a policy agenda' Paper presented at the conference: 'Regional Determinants of Small Business Development', University of Lodz, Poland, October 1994 (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D & Wyer P (1994) 'SMEs and exporting: developing an analytical framework' Paper presented to the Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference, Manchester March 28-29 1994

 

Smallbone D & North D (1994) 'The Contribution of Established SMEs to Regional Economic Development' in Obrecht J & Bayad M(ed) 'Proceedings of the 39th Annual World Conference of the International Council for Small Business', Institute of Business Management, Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, June 27-29 1994, pp241-254

 

Smallbone D.J. Cumbers A, Leigh R & Syrett S (1994) 'The Single Market process and SMEs: some evidence from the food sector in the UK and Portugal' in Mayes D (ed) ' The Evolution of Rules for the Single European Market': Part One- Industry and Finance' Proceedings from the COST A7 Workshop, Exeter, 8-11 September 1994

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (1995) "Research on small firms in rural areas:  an overview"  Paper presented to the Rural Development Commission Conference on "The Countryside means Business:  Small Firms in the Rural Economy" London, March 1995 (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D (1995) 'The survival, growth and support needs of manufacturing SMEs in Poland and the Baltic States: developing a research agenda', Paper presented to a seminar at the University of Lodz, Poland, February 1995

 

Smallbone D (1995) 'Interaction between large firms and SMEs', Paper presented to a European Innovation Policy Workshop: 'Technical and Industrial Support between Large Firms and SMEs', DG XIII, Luxembourg, 24/25 April 1995 (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D (1995) 'Supporting SME development in economies in transition:  a view from the West,' Paper presented to a conference: 'Industrial Organisation and Entrepreneurship in Transition', Institute of Economics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,  Varna, Bulgaria 5-8 June 1995 (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D (1995) 'Policy to support SME development: the UK experience' Paper presented to a conference: 'Policies to Support the Development of SMEs', University of Novara, Italy June 15-16 1995, (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D (1995) 'Selective targeting in SME policy: criteria and implementation issues', Paper to be presented at the 18th ISBA National Small Firms Conference, Entrepreneurship in the 1990s, Paisley, November 15-17 1995

 

Smallbone D, Cumbers A, Syrett S & Leigh R (1995) 'Threats and opportunities of the Single European Market for SMEs', Paper presented to the Second International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research Conference, Great Malvern, 18-20 July 1995

 

Smallbone D & Piasecki B (1995) 'Supporting SME development in Poland: what lessons can be learned from the Western experience?', Paper presented to a conference: 'SME Development Policy in Transition Economies', University of Wolverhampton, September 1995

 

Smallbone D, Venessar U, Budreikate D & Rumpis L (1995) 'Problems facing the development of manufacturing SMEs in the Baltic States', Paper presented at a conference; 'Microlevel Studies of the Transition in the Baltic States', Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Riga, Latvia, August 1995 (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D, Syrett S, Cumbers A & Leigh R (1995) 'Internationalisation, the Single European Market and SMEs', Paper to be presented at the 18th ISBA National Small Firms Conference, Entrepreneurship in the 1990s, Paisley, November 15-17 1995

 

Smallbone D, Syrett S, Cumbers A & Leigh R (1995) 'Internationalisation, the Single European Market and SMEs', Paper presented at the Research in Entrepreneurship Workshop (RENT IX), Piacenza, Italy, 22-24 November

 

Smallbone D & Piasecki (1995) 'The survival and growth of manufacturing SMEs in Poland: some preliminary survey findings', Paper presented to a seminar on SME Development in Poland, University of Lodz, 13 December

 

Wyer P & Smallbone D (1995) 'Export activity in SMEs: A framework for strategic analysis', Paper presented to the 6th ENDEC World Conference on Entrepreneurship, Shanghai, China, December 1995

 

Smallbone D & North D (1996) 'Spatial Variations in Small Business Development and Employment Generation in the UK', Paper presented at a seminar organised by Cambridge Econometrics Ltd for subscribers to their regional forecasting service, Robinson College, Cambridge 29 February 1996

 

Venesaar U & Smallbone D (1996) 'The Development of Manufacturing SMEs in Estonia', Paper presented at a conference: 'Estonia: A Development Agenda', Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), London, 28 March

 

Smallbone D (1996) 'Developing Support for Small Firms', Paper presented to the ISBA Policy Forum, ACCA, London 24 May 1996 (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D, Venessar U, Budreikate D & Rumpis L (1996) 'Export activity in manufacturing SMEs in the Baltic States: an empirical analysis', Paper presented to the 9th Nordic Small Business Research Conference, Lillehammer, Norway, 29-31 May 1996

 

Smallbone D, Venessar U, Budreikate D & Rumpis L (1996) 'The development of manufacturing SMEs in the Baltic States: employment and labour market issues', Paper presented to the 41st ICSB World Congress, Stockholm, 16-19 June 1996

 

Smallbone D & Piasecki B (1996) 'The distinctiveness of SME development in Poland: some empirical evidence from manufacturing', Paper presented to the 41st ICSB World Congress, Stockholm, 16-19 June 1996

 

Smallbone D (1996) 'The Distinctiveness of SME Development under Transition' Paper  presented to the Third International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

Conference, Great Malvern, July 1996

 

Smallbone D (1996) 'Internationalisation and SME Development: Concepts and Policy Issues', Paper presented at a conference: 'Internationalisation, Competitiveness and SME Development', University of Lodz, Poland, 18 October

 

Smallbone D, Venesaar U & Piasecki B (1996) 'Employment Change and Labour market Issues in Manufacturing SMEs in Poland and the Baltic States: Some Implications for Policy', Paper to be presented at the 2nd International Conference on SME Development Policy in Transition Economies, University of Bristol, 24-25 October

 

Smallbone D (1996) 'Small Business Management Education: a View from the UK' in Dietl J 'Internationalisation of Management Education: Conference Proceedings;, University of Lodz, pp345-347

 

Smallbone D, North D & Kalantaridis C (1996) 'Adapting to Peripherality: a Study of the Development of Manufacturing SMEs in Remote Rural Areas of Northern England', Paper to be presented to the 2nd Irish Entrepreneurship Conference, Belfast, 7-9 November

 

North D, Smallbone D & Kalantaridis C (1996) 'Employment Growth in Manufacturing SMEs in Remote Rural Labour Markets: Some Policy Issues', Paper to be presented to the 19th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Birmingham, 20-22 November 1996

 

Smallbone D, North D & Kalantaridis C (1996) 'The Survival and Growth of Manufacturing SMEs in Remote Rural Areas in the 1990s', Paper to be presented to the 19th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Birmingham, 20-22 November 1996

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B & Venesaar U (1996) 'The Development of Manufacturing SMEs in Poland and the Baltic States: Policy Issues and Priorities' , Paper presented to the 19th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Birmingham, 20-22 November 1996

 

Smallbone D & Welter F (1996) 'The Formation, Survival and Growth of Small Businesses and the Role for Public Policy', Paper presented to a workshop in Kiev, Ukraine as part of TACIS (ACE) project: 'Identifying the Support Needs of Small Enterprises in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus to Develop an Agenda for Policy at the National and Regional Levels, December

 

Baldock R, Smallbone D & Bridge M (1997) 'Targeted Support for New and Young Businesses: the Case of North Yorkshire Training and Enterprise Council's 'Backing Winners' Programme', Paper presented to the Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference, University of Sheffield, March 19-20

 

Smallbone D (1997) 'Developing a Policy Agenda to Support SMEs in Transition Economies', Paper presented to a conference: 'Transition from Survival to Development in Enterprise Behaviour and the Role of Small and Medium Business in the Russian Economy', Moscow Higher School of Economics, Moscow, April 4-5

 

Smallbone D & Venesaar U (1997) 'The Contribution of SMEs to the Process of Transforming a Centrally Planned into a Market Economy: the Case of Estonia', Paper presented at the 42nd ICSB World Conference, San Francisco, 21-24 June

 

Smallbone D & North D (1997) 'Employment Generation in Manufacturing SMEs in Contrasting External Conditions', Paper presented at the 42nd ICSB World Conference, San Francisco, 21-24 June

 

North D & Smallbone D (1997) 'Innovation and New Technology in Rural SMEs', Paper to be presented at the 20th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Belfast, November

 

Smallbone D  (1997) 'Internationalisation and SMEs in the UK Food and Clothing Sectors in the 1990s', Paper to be presented at the 20th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Belfast, November

 

Smallbone D (1997) 'SMEs, Innovation and Regional Development', Paper presented at a conference on the "Leonardi da Vinci programme for regional and local development, Nowy Sacz, Poland, 12-13 September (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D (1997) 'Innovation, SME and Regional Development', Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Polish Business and Innovation Centre Association, Poznan, Poland, 18 September

 

Smallbone D. (1997) 'An Agenda for Policy to Support SME Development in Transition Economies', Paper presented at a workshop: 'Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in the New States of Southeastern Europe', Belgrade, Serbia, 31 September-1 October (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D and North D (1997) 'Key Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Manufacturing SMEs in Greater London 1979-90', Paper presented to a workshop: PME et Emploi: Nouvelles Approches, Nouveaux Enjeux', Ministere de l'Emploi et la solidarite- Direction de l'animation de la reserche, des etudes et des statistiques- Mission animation de la recherche, Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi, Paris, 18-19 September, (invited paper)

 

North D & Smallbone D (1998) 'Innovation, New Technology and Employment Generation in Rural SMEs in England 1991-96', in Virtanen M (ed) 'Proceedings of a Conference on Growth and Job Creation in SMEs', Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration Small Business Centre, Mikkeli, Finland, pp 94-114, ISBN 951-702-694-3

 

Smallbone D & Venesaar U (1998) 'Internationalisation and SME Development in the Baltic States: Some Evidence from the Clothing and Food Processing Sectors' in Virtanen M (ed) 'Proceedings of a Conference on Growth and Job Creation in SMEs', Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration Small Business Centre, Mikkeli, Finland, pp 206-225, ISBN 951-702-694-3

 

Johnson S & Smallbone D (1998) 'Support for New and Micro Businesses', Paper presented at the Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference, Leeds, March 30-31

 

Baldock R & Smallbone D (1998) 'Sector Specific Support Needs for SMEs: Myth or Reality', Paper presented at the Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference, Leeds, March 30-31

 

Smallbone D, Welter F, Klochko Y and Isakova N (1998) 'The Support Needs of Small Enterprises in the Ukraine', Paper presented at a conference: 'SME and SME Policy in Central and Eastern European Economies, Budapest, Hungary, April 2-4

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B, Venesaar U, Todorov K and Labrianidis L (1998) 'Internationalisation and SME Development in Poland, Bulgaria and the Baltic States',  Paper presented at a conference: 'SME and SME Policy in Central and Eastern European Economies, Budapest, Hungary, April 2-4

 

North & Smallbone D (1998) ‘Innovation and the Use of New Technology in Manufacturing SMEs’ in McCarthy I and Ridgway K (eds) ‘Stimulating Manufacturing Excellence in Small and Medium Enterprises’, Proceedings of the First International SME Conference, Sheffield, 20-22 April

 

Smallbone D (1998) 'Internationalisation of Markets and SME Development: Some Results from an International Comparative Study', Presented at the International Scientific Conference on Internationalisation And Globalisation of Business, May 18-19, Svishtov, Bulgaria

 

Smallbone D. and Fadahunsi A. (1998) ‘The Diversity of Ethnic Minority Enterprises: a Preliminary analysis of Small Nigerian Firms in North London’, Paper presented to an Ethnic Minority Enterprise Seminar, University of Central England, Birmingham, 22-23 September (invited  paper)

 

Smallbone D (1998) ‘SMEs, Employment Generation and Regional Development’, Presented to the 5th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Global-Local Interplay in the Baltic Sea Region, Parnu, Estonia 1-4 October

 

Smallbone D and Venesaar U (1998) ‘Internationalisation Processes and SME Development in the Baltic States: Some Recent Evidence and Key Policy Issues’, Presented to the 5th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Global-Local Interplay in the Baltic Sea Region, Parnu, Estonia 1-4 October

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B, Venesaar U, Todorov K and Labrianidis L (1998) `Internationalisation and SME Development in Transition Economies: an International Comparison’, presented to the 21st ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Durham 18-20 November

 

Johnson S, Smallbone D & Froud M (1998) `Policy Support for Established Microenterprises: the Need for a Segmented Approach’, presented to the 21st ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Durham 18-20 November

 

Smallbone D and North D (1998) `Innovation in Rural SMEs: Some Empirical Findings and  Policy Issues’, Presented to  RENT XII Conference, Lyons, France, November 26-27

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B, Venesaar U, Todorov K and Labrianidis L (1998) `Internationalisation and SME Development in Transition Economies: Some Evidence from the Food and Clothing Industries’,  Presented to  RENT XII Conference, Lyons, France, November 26-27

 

Smallbone D, North D. Vickers I. & McCarthy I. (1999) `Policy Support for R&D in Small Firms: the UK Government’s SMART Award Scheme’, Paper presented to the 7th Annual International High Technology Small Firms Conference, Manchester, 27-28 May 

 

Smallbone D. (1999) `Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in Transition Economies: Achievements and Future Challenges’, Paper presented at the IntEnt99 Conference: `Internationalising Entrepreneurship Education and Training’, Sofia, Bulgaria, 14-16 June (invited paper)

 

Isakova N. and Smallbone D (1999) ‘The Training Needs of Entrepreneurs in Ukraine, Paper presented at the IntEnt99 Conference: `Internationalising Entrepreneurship Education and Training’, Sofia, Bulgaria, 14-16 June

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (1999) `The Role of Government in SME Development in Transition Countries’, Paper presented to the 44th Conference of the International Council for Small Business, Naples, 19-2 June

 

Smallbone D. and North D. (1999) `Innovation, SMEs and Rural Economic Development: Some Policy Issues’ Paper presented to the 44th Conference of the International Council for Small Business, Naples, 19-2 June

 

Smallbone D, Isakova N., Welter F. and Klochko Y. (1999) ‘Support for Small Enterprises in the Ukraine: Some Implications for Policy and the National and Regional Levels’, Paper presented to the 44th Conference of the International Council for Small Business, Naples, 19-2 June

 

Wyer P and Smallbone D (1999) `Export Activity in Small Firms: the Need for a Learning Approach’, Paper presented to the British Academy of Management Conference, Manchester, 1-3 September

 

Smallbone D. (1999) `Policy to Support SMEs in the UK: Some Lessons for Asian Countries?’, Paper presented to a conference: `Small and Medium Enterprises at New Crossroads: Prospects and Challenges, , USM, Penang, Malaysia, 28-30 September (invited paper)

 

Wyer P. and Smallbone D. (1999) `The Implications of the Economic Crisis for Malaysian SMEs: A Micro Perspective’, Paper presented to a conference: `Small and Medium Enterprises at New Crossroads: Prospects and Challenges, , USM, Penang, Malaysia, 28-30 September

 

Ram M. and Smallbone D (1999) ‘Enhancing Support for Ethnic Minority Enterprise: the Birmingham Experience’, Presented at the 2nd Annual Ethnic Minority Business Seminar, Commonwealth Institute, 5 November

 

North D, Smallbone D, Vickers I. (1999) ‘The Innovation Support Needs of SMEs

and the Policy Response’, Paper presented at RENT XIII, 25-26 November, London

 

Smallbone D, Fadahunsi A. and Supri S (1999) ‘The Diversity of Ethnic Minority Enterprises’, Paper presented at RENT XIII, 25-26 November, London

 

Smallbone D and Welter F (1999) ‘The Distinctiveness of Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies’, Paper presented at RENT XIII, 25-26 November, London

 

Fadahunsi F., Smallbone D. and Supri S. (1999) `Networking in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: an Analysis of Small Minority Owned Firms in North London, Paper presented to the 22nd ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Leeds, 17-19 November

 

Smallbone D., Piasecki B., and Rogut A. (1999)  `The Implications of EU Accession for Polish SMEs’, Paper presented to the 22nd ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Leeds, 17-19 November (best paper award)

 

Smallbone D (2000) ‘Ethnic Minority Business Support: a Policy Agenda for London’, paper presented to a conference: ‘Governing London: Competitiveness and Regeneration for a Global City, Middlesex University, 4 February

 

Smallbone D (2000) ‘Global Trends in Enterprise Development’, Paper presented to an OECD Global Forum for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Tel Aviv, 17-18 April (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D (2000) ‘Enhancing Support for Ethnic Minority Enterprise: a Policy Agenda for London’, paper presented to a conference, ‘Enterprise in Cultural Diversity: Developing an Agenda for London in the New Millennium’, London, March

 

Smallbone D., North D, and Vickers I. (2000) ‘Policy Support for Innovation in SMEs: the UK Approach’, Paper presented at the 8th High Technology Small Firms Conference, University of Twente, Netherlands, 22-23 May

 

Smallbone D, Butters S. and Supri S. (2000) ‘Small Business in an ICT Based Future: the Case of the Printing Industry in the UK, Paper presented to the 11th Nordic Small Business Research Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 18-20 June

 

Johnson S. and Smallbone D. (2000) ‘Support for Minority Entrepreneurs in Europe: Specialist Agencies or Mainstream Provision?,  Paper presented to the 30th European Small Business Seminar, Ghent, Belgium, September (award for best practical paper)

 

Smallbone D. (2000) ‘The Role of Small and Medium Enterprises in Transition Economies: Some Lessons from Central and East European Countries and Future Challenges for China’, Paper to be presented at a conference: ‘China and the West: Economic and Cultural Co-operation’, Guilen, China, August

 

Ram M. and Smallbone D. (2000) ‘Ethnic Minority Business Policy in the Era of the Small Business Service’, Paper presented at the 23rd ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Aberdeen, November

 

Smallbone D., Baldock R., and Burgess S. (2000) ‘Targeted Support for High Growth Start-Ups: Some Policy Issues’, Paper presented at the 23rd ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Aberdeen, November (award for best policy paper)

 

Smallbone D., Welter F., Isakova N., and Slonimski A. (2000) ‘Core-Periphery Differences in SME Development under Transition Conditions: some Evidence from Ukraine and Belarus’, Paper presented at the RENT XIV, Prague, November.

 

Welter F., Smallbone D., and Chepurenko A. (2000) ‘The Nature of Employment in SMEs in the Russian Federation, Paper  presented at the RENT XIV, Prague, November.

 

Smallbone  D. (2000) ‘The UK Experience with respect to SME Policy’, Proceedings of the Second West Lake International Conference on Small and Medium Sized Business, Hangzhou, China, 16-18 October

 

Smallbone  D. (2000) ‘The Role of Government in SME Development in Transition Economies’,  Proceedings of the Second West Lake International Conference on Small and Medium Sized Business,  Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, 16-18 October

 

Page R., Fadahunsi A. and Smallbone D (2001) ‘Addressing the Needs of African Caribbean Businesses in London: a Case Study of the Synergy Project’, Paper presented to the Black Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs Conference, Savannah, USA, 9-11 February

 

Baldock R., and Smallbone D. (2001) ‘Bridging the Gap in Support for Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses in Rural Peripheral Regions: the Case of Devon and Cornwall’, Paper presented to the Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference – Building on Current Knowledge, Leicester, 29-30th March

 

Ekanem I., and Smallbone D. (2001) ‘The Investment Decision-Making Process in Small Manufacturing Enterprises: with Particular Reference to the Printing and Clothing Industries’, Paper presented to the Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference - Building on Current Knowledge, University of Leicester, 29-30th March 2001.

 

Smallbone D, Slonimski A, Isakova N., & Welter F (2001) ‘Core-Periphery Differences in the Development of SMEs’, Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practice Conference, Problems of Regional Economics: Theory & Practice’, Gomel, 15-16 November, pp31-37l

 

Smallbone D., Ram M., Deakins D., and Baldock R. (2001) ‘Accessing Finance and Business Support by Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK’, Paper presented at a conference: ‘Public Policy and the Institutional Context of Immigrant Businesses’, Liverpool, 22-25 March

 

Smallbone D., and Welter F. (2001) ‘The Role of Government in SME Development
in the Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States’
, Paper presented to the Fourth International Conference on Enterprise in Transition: Competitiveness, Restructuring and Growth, University of Split, Croatia, 24-26 May

 

Smallbone D., Welter F., Isakova N., and Slonimski A (2001) Regional Differences in SME Development under Transition Conditions: some evidence from Ukraine and Belarus, Paper presented to the 46th ICSB World Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 17-20 July

 

Smallbone D., Butters S., and Baldock R. (2001) ‘SMEs in a Digital Age: the Case of the Printing Industry’, Paper presented to the 46th ICSB World Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 17-20 July

 

Smallbone D, Ram M, Deakins D and Baldock R (2001) ‘Access to Finance from Ethnic Minority Businesses: Some Results from a National Study’, Paper presented to the 24th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference. Leicester, November (SBS prize for paper with best methodology)

 

Smallbone D. North D., Roper S. and Vickers I. (2001) ‘Innovation and the Use of Technology in Manufacturing Plants and SMEs: an Interregional Study’, Paper presented to the 24th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference. Leicester, November (EMBA prize for best paper on regional policy)

 

Welter F and Smallbone D (2001) ‘Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Strategies in Transition Economies: An Institutional Perspective’, Paper presented at RENT XV, Turku

 

Ram M, Smallbone D, Deakins D and Jones T (2001) ‘Banking on  ‘Break-Out’: Finance and the Development of Ethnic Minority Businesses’,, Paper presented at RENT XV, Turku

 

Smallbone D. (2002) `SME Development in Transition Economies: some Emerging Policy Issues’, Paper presented at a Conference on Economic Development and Reconstruction Policies in SE Europe: the Role of SMEs, Dubrovnik, April 25-28 (invited paper)

 

Venesaar U. and Smallbone D. (2002) ‘From Transition to Accession: the State of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Estonia’, Paper presented at the 12th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Kuopio, Finland, May 26-28

 

Deakins D., Ram M., Smallbone D., and Fletcher M. (2002) ‘Decision-Making and the Development of Relationships with Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs by UK Bankers’, paper presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, Boulder, Colorado, June

 

Roper S., Hewitt-Dundas N., Smallbone D., North D., &  Vickers I (2002) Innovation and Business Performance: a Provisional Multi-Regional Analysis’, Paper presented to the European Regional Science Association Conference, Dortmund, August

 

Ram M., Smallbone D., and Linneker B. (2002) ‘‘Assessing the Potential of Supplier Diversity Initiatives as a Means of Promoting Diversification among Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK’, (Invited) presentation to the 5th National Ethnic Minority Business Conference, Leicester, September

 

Smallbone D. (2002)  From Transition to Accession: the Challenges of EU Accession for SMEs and Policy Makers’, paper presented to the International Business in Transition Economies: Second International Conference, 12-14 September, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Smallbone D. (2002) ‘Encouraging and Supporting Enterprise in Rural Areas’, invited keynote presentation at conference on Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Paisley, Dumfries, Scotland

 

North D and Smallbone D (2002) 'Influences on the Entrepreneurial Capacity of Remote Rural Areas: some Survey Evidence from Devon and Cornwall', Paper presented to the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, London, 22 November

 

Vickers I, Smallbone D, James  and Baldock R. (2002) ‘Attitudes and Behaviour with Respect to Health and Safety in Black and Minority Ethnic Businesses: some Policy Issues’, paper presented to the ISBA National Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, Brighton, November

 

Smallbone D, Baldock R and North D (2002) ‘Encouraging and Supporting Small Firms in Rural Areas: a Review of Current Policy Approaches, paper presented to the ISBA National Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, Brighton, November

 

Smallbone D, Baldock R and Michaelis M (2002) ‘Policy Support for New Businesses: an Evaluation of the High Growth Start-up Programme’, paper presented to the ISBA National Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, Brighton, November

 

Deakins D, Ram M, Smallbone D. and Fletcher M. (2002) ‘The Role of Enterprise Support Agencies in the Access of Support and Finance by Ethnic Minority Businesses: Policy Implications of a UK National Study’, paper presented to the ISBA National Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, Brighton, November

 

Lyon F., Smallbone D., and Evans M. (2002) ‘Social Enterprises in Rural Areas: their Roles and Development Needs, with Implications  for Support Providers’, paper presented to the ISBA National Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, Brighton, November

 

Smallbone D and Baldock R. (2002)Policy Support for High Growth Start-Ups:  the Recent English Experience’, paper presented at Rent XVI, November 21-22nd, Barcelona, Spain

 

Smallbone D,  Welter F., Voytovich A and Egorov I. (2002) ‘Innovation and the Role of Small Businesses in the Business Services Sector in Ukraine’, paper presented at Rent XVI, November 21-22nd, Barcelona, Spain

 

Welter F, Smallbone D and Chepurenko A (2003) 'Employment Effects of New and Existing Small Enterprises in a Fragile Environment: the Example of Russia', Paper presented to the Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), 13th-14th February 2003, Regensburg, Germany

 

Smallbone D. and Rogut A (2003) 'From Transition to Accession: The Challenge for SMEs in Candidate Countries', in 'Enterprise in Transition', Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference, Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia  (extended abstract).

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (2003) 'Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: Necessity or Opportunity Driven?',  Paper presented at the Babson College-Kaufmann Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson College, June

 

Smallbone D., Ram M. and Deakins D. (2003) 'Discrimination in Access to Finance by Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs in the UK?', Paper presented at the Babson College-Kaufmann Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson College, June

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (2003) 'Institutional Development and the Policy Context for Entrepreneurship in the Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union', Paper presented at the World Conference of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Belfast, June

 

Ram M and Smallbone D. (2003) 'Ethnic Minority Enterprise Policy and Practice: Update and Review', presentation to 6th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference, Cardiff, September 4-5

 

Smallbone D (2003) 'International Enterprise Partnerships and SME Development in a Transition Context', Keynote presentation at an International Conference on Black Sea Co-operation and GUAM, Albena, Bulgaria, September 18-20

 

Welter F. and Smallbone D. (2003) 'Institutions, Trust and Entrepreneurial Behaviour: Perspectives from Institutional Economics', paper presented to International Conference on: Trust and Entrepreneurial Behaviour in East and West European Economies- Concepts, Developments and Comparative Aspects, University of Bremen, 26-27 September

 

Smallbone D. (2003) 'From Transition to Accession: the Challenge for SME Development in Candidate Countries, Paper presented at an International Conference: Challenges and Opportunities of EU Enlargement for SMEs in CEI countries,  Piran, Slovenia, November

 

Smallbone D, Bertotti M., and Ekanem I. (2003) ‘Diversification in Ethnic Minority Business: the Case of Asians in London’s Creative Industries’, Paper presented to the 26th ISBA Annual Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, University of Surrey, November (Barclays Bank Award for the Best paper on Disadvantaged Groups)

 

Smallbone D. and North D (2003) ‘The Entrepreneurial Capacity of Peripheral Rural Areas: the Case of Devon and Cornwall’, Paper presented to the 26th ISBA Annual Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, University of Surrey, November

 

Welter F.  Smallbone D. and  Schakirova N., (2003) 'Women Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: Necessity or Opportunity Driven?',  paper presented to the Rent XVII, November 20-21, Lodz, Poland

 

Smallbone D. and Rogut A. (2003) 'From Transition to Accession: the Challenge for SMEs in Candidate Countries', paper presented to the Rent XVII, November 20-21, Lodz, Poland

 

Smallbone D. (2004) 'Institutions, Governance and SME Development in Transition Economies', paper presented to the UNECE Expert Meeting on Good Governance for SMEs, Geneva, 1-2 April (invited paper)

Welter F., Smallbone D., Isakova N., Aculai E., and Schakirova N. (2004) 'Social Capital and Women Entrepreneurship in Fragile Environments: does Networking Matter?', paper presented at the Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, University of Strathclyde, June 2004

 

Smallbone D. and Venesaar U (2004) ' The SME Sector in Estonia at the time of EU Accession', Paper presented to the Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Tromso, Norway, June 10-12

 

Smallbone D. and Baldock R. (2004) 'Policy Support for High Growth Start-Ups: some Lessons from the UK Experience', Paper presented to the Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Tromso, Norway, June 10-12

 

Welter F. and Smallbone D. (2004) 'Comments on Entrepreneurship and Value Creation from an Individual and Environmental Perspective', Paper presented to Rencontre-de-St. Gall 2004, September

 

Smallbone D. and Venesaar U (2004) ' The SME Sector in Estonia at the time of EU Accession', Paper presented to Third International Conference on: International Business in Transition Economies, Riga, September 9-11, 2004

 

Smallbone D. (2004) ‘Foreign Direct Investment and SME Development: some Policy Issues for Transition and Developing Countries’, Paper presented to Third International Conference on: International Business in Transition Economies, Riga, September 9-11, 2004

 

Ekanem I. and Smallbone D. (2004) Investment Decision-Making in Small Manufacturing Firms: a Learning Approach’ , Paper presented to the 27th ISBA Annual Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, University of Teesside, November (International Small Business Journal award for academic rigour)

 

Smallbone D. and Lyon F. (2004) ‘Social Enterprise and Local Development:
Developing the Evidence Base’
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Paper presented to the 27th ISBA Annual Small Firms Research and Policy Conference, University of Teesside, November

 

Smallbone D. and Venesaar U. (2004) ‘The Strengths and Weaknesses of Estonian SMEs in the Context of an Enlarged Europe paper presented to the Rent XVIII, November, Copenhagen.

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (2004) ‘Conceptualising Entrepreneurship in a Transition Context’, paper presented to the Rent XVIII, November, Copenhagen.

 

Welter F., Smallbone and Isakova N., Aculai and Schakirova N.,  (2005) Entrepreneurship in a Transition Context: Gender Matters?, Paper presented at the Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson college, June

 

Smallbone D. and Welter F. (2005) ‘Conceptualising Entrepreneurship in a Transition Context’, Paper presented to the 50th ICSB Conference, Washington DC, June.

 

Smallbone D. and Lyon F. (2005) ‘Social Enterprise Development in the UK: Some Contemporary Policy Issues’, Paper presented to the 50th ICSB Conference, Washington DC, June.

 

Smallbone D. (2005) ‘Institutions, Governance and the Development of Entrepreneurship: the Experience of Central and East Europe, Paper presented at the OECD Conference on: ‘Local Development and Governance in Central, East and South-East Europe’, Trento, 1-2 June 2005

 

Smallbone D. (2005) ‘Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity and Competitiveness: a Review of the Evidence Base’, 9th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference, Manchester, 6-7 September (invited paper)

 

Smallbone D. (2005) ‘Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity and Competitiveness’, Paper presented at plenary session of 10th Metropolis Conference, Toronto, October 17-21

 

Smallbone D., Kitching J. and Hyde R (2005) ‘Improving Access to Business Advice in Rural Areas’, Paper to be presented at the 28th National Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISBE, Blackpool, November

 

Bitange N. and Smallbone D. (2005) ‘Linkage Dynamics between Small and Large firms in Kenya’, Paper to be presented at the 28th National Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISBE, Blackpool, November

 

Deakins. D., Ishaq M., Smallbone D., Whittam G. and Wyper J (2005) ‘Minority Ethnic Enterprise in Scotland’, Paper presented at the 28th National Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISBE, Blackpool, November

 

Blackburn R, Smallbone D., and Hart M (2005) ‘Exploring the Unforeseen Effects of Regulation on Small Firms: Owner-Managers’ Compliance, Resistance and Response Patterns Paper presented at the 28th National Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISBE, Blackpool, November

 

Blackburn R. Smallbone D & Hart M (2005)  ‘Regulation, regulation, regulation: understanding the effects on entrepreneurship and small business performance’, Paper presented to the RENT XIX, Naples, Italy, November

 

Welter F. & Smallbone D. ‘Women entrepreneurs in transition economies’,  Paper presented to the RENT XIX, Naples, Italy, November

 

Smallbone D. (2006) Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: some Policy Issues’, Paper presented to a Conference: ‘Entrepreneurship and the Future of Small and Medium Enterprises, organised by the Barbados Chapter of the International Council for Small Business, Barbados, 10 February

 

Smallbone D. and Xiao Jianzhong (2006) ‘Institutions, Governance and the Development of Entrepreneurship: the Experience of Transition Economies in Europe, with Implications for China’, Paper presented to International Symposium on Entrepreneurship Research & Education, Tianjin University, China

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Smallbone D, Athayde R & Kitching J (2006) ‘Ethnic Diversity, Entrepreneurship and Competitive Advantage in a Global City’, 51st ICSB Annual Conference, Melbourne June

 

Book Reviews

 

Smallbone D (1982) Review of Horsfall D 'Manufacturing Industry' in Geography October 1982

 

Smallbone D. (1989) Review of Allen J & Massey D 'The Economy in Question' in Geography 1989

 

Smallbone D (1989) Review of Giaoutzi M, Nijkamp P & Storey D 'Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Regional Development' in Regional Studies, 23, 4, 384‑5

 

Smallbone D. (1991) Review of Burrows R. (ed) 'Deciphering the Enterprise Culture: entrepreneurship, petty capitalism and the restructuring of Britain' in Regional Studies 25, 6, 576

 

Smallbone D. (1992) Review of Stanworth J, Purdy and Kirby D  'The Management of Success in Growth Corridor Small Firms' in International Small Business Journal July-September 1992

 

Smallbone D (1997) Review of Levitsky J (ed) (1996) 'Small Business in Transition Economies: Promoting Enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union', Intermediate Technology Publications, in International Small Business Journal 15, 4, pp104-106

 

Smallbone D. (2003) Review of Walters D. (2001) ‘Health and Safety in Small Enterprises: European Management Strategies for Managing Improvement’, Brussels, P.I.E.- Peter Lang, pp 403, International Small Business Journal 21, 2, pp237-240

 

Smallbone D. (2004) Review of Svetlicic M. and Rojec M. (eds) (2003) 'Facilitating Transition by Internationalisation: Outward Direct Investment from Central European Economies in Transition', Ashgate, Aldershot, UK and Burlington, USA, International Small Business Journal 22, 5, 531-533

 

Research Reports

 

Smallbone D.J. (1987) 'The Enfield Enterprise Agency: an assessment of its operation May 1985‑July 1986' Report for the Enfield Enterprise Agency Management Committee, 27pp

 

Smallbone D.J. (1987) 'Small Business and Co‑operative Support Services in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Part One: the C.D.A.' C.S.O, Middlesex Polytechnic, 47pp

 

Smallbone D.J. (1987) 'Small Business and Co‑operative Support Services in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Part Two: Waltham Forest Enterprise Agency and the Small Business Advisory Centre’ C.S.O., Middlesex Polytechnic, 71pp

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (1992) "Small Business in Rural Areas" Report for the Rural Development Commission, 38 pp (published by the RDC), 44p.

 

North D, Smallbone & Leigh R (1992) 'A Longitudinal Study of Adjustment Processes in Mature SMEs during the 1980s' ESRC End of Award Report Ref W108 25 1012, Economic and Social Research Council, 26pp

 

North, D. & Smallbone, D. (1993) "Small Firms and the Inner City" Report for the Department of Trade & Industry, 37 pp

 

Smallbone D (1993) 'Research Implications Report for Sussex TEC'- in collaboration with Business Strategies Ltd

 

Smallbone D.J. (1993) 'Small Firms and the "Finance Gap": the Case for a mini-merchant bank for small firms in the City of London and the L.B. of Islington' : a paper commissioned by Hackney Business Venture, MUSL, Middlesex University, 12pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1994) 'Haringey Sector Studies: Food Processing, Clothing, Engineering, Retail, Distribution & Financial Services', commissioned by the London Borough of Haringey (with Leigh R, North D, Colman M & Morgan R), 139pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1994) 'Researching the Support Needs of Manufacturing SMEs in South London', Report commissioned by South London Training and Enterprise Council, CEEDR, Middlesex University October 1994 (with Colman M & Baldock R), 86pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1995) 'An Assessment of the Inner City Variant of the Loan Guarantee Scheme', Report for the Department of Trade & Industry (with North D, Colman M & Baldock R), 107pp

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B & Rogut A (1996) 'Key Elements in a Strategy for the Strengthening of the SME Sector in Poland to the Year 2010', a report to the Polish Minister of Industry and Trade, January 1996, 11pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1996) 'The Backing Winners Programme: a Client Survey & Identification of Potential Growth Businesses', a report for North Yorkshire Training and Enterprise Council, April 1996 (with R Baldock & M Colman), 57pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1996) 'A Survey into the Support Needs of Haringey Businesses for Haringey Council', a report commissioned by the London Borough of Haringey, June (with R Baldock & M Colman), 86pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1997) 'The Paper, Printing and Publishing Industry in London and the Lee Valley', a report commissioned by NLTEC, LETEC and SOLOTEC (with S Reader), April, 105pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1998) 'Business Needs and Issues Facing SMEs in the Bridlington Objective 5B Area', a report commissioned by Humberside TEC (with S. Johnson)

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (1998) 'Business Needs and Issues Facing SMEs in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire RDA', a report commissioned by Humberside TEC (with S. Johnson)

 

Smallbone D, Piasecki B, Venesaar U, Rumpis L & Budreikate D (1996) 'The Survival, Growth and Support Needs of Manufacturing SMEs in Poland and the Baltic States', Final report of a project funded under the EU Phare programme (contract no 94 0743R), 143pp

 

Piasecki B, Rogut A & Smallbone D (1997) 'Strengths and Weaknesses of Manufacturing SMEs in Poland 1995 with Implications for Policy', A report commissioned by U.S. Agency for International Development Gemini PEDS Project, Warsaw, January, 152pp

 

Smallbone D, Baldock R & Fadahunsi A (1997) 'Researching the Business Support Needs of Firms in the Printing and Packaging Industry',  A report commissioned by the British Printing Industry Federation, July, 66pp

 

Smallbone D, North D & Kalantaridis C (1997) 'Growth and Survival of Small Rural Manufacturing Firms', Rural Research Report Number 32, Rural Development Commission, London and Salisbury, November, 126pp, ISBN 1 869964 58 6

 

North D, Smallbone D & Baldock R (1997) 'Innovation and New Technology in Small Rural Firms', Rural Research Report Number 33, Rural Development Commission, London and Salisbury, November, 151pp, ISBN 1 869964 60 8

 

Smallbone D (1998) 'Internationalisation, Inter-Firm Linkages and SME Development in Central and Eastern Europe', Final Report for Phare ACE project (contract no 95 2168R).

 

Piasecki B, Rogut A, Stawasz E,  Johnson S & Smallbone D  (1998) ‘Business Environment for Running SMEs in Poland and in the EU Countries’, Polish Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion and Development, Warsaw, Poland, ISBN 83-910601-7-9, pp221.

 

Smallbone D. Welter F, Isakova N, Klochko Y, Aculai, E, Slonimski A, (1999)  The Support Needs of Small Enterprises in the Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova: Developing a Policy Agenda’, Final report to TACIS (ACE) Committee (contract no. T95 4139R)

 

Smallbone D, Baldock R & Supri S (1999) ‘New Technology and Related Skills Needs in the Printing and Publishing Industry’, Final Report for ESF Objective 4 Project, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University, 59pp

 

Piasecki B., Rogut A and Smallbone D. (1999) ‘The Behaviour of Polish SMEs in Conditions of Growing Internationalisation’, Scientific Publications of the Higher School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Lodz (in Polish)

 

Aculai E, Smallbone and Welter F (1999) ‘Small Business in Moldova: Development Problems and Support Needs, Centre for the Study of Market Problems, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau  (in Moldovan)

 

Smallbone D., North D, Vickers I. and McCarthy I (1999) ‘SME Policy and the Regional Dimension: UK National Report’, report of a study funded by  the EC (DGX11) under the Targeted Socio-Economic Research Programme, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University

 

CEEDR (2000) ‘Mapping Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses in Devon and Cornwall-who are they and what are their needs?’ a Report commissioned by PROSPER, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University, January

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2000) ‘Young Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs, Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs and Co-entrepreneurs in the EU and Central and East European Countries’, Report commissioned by DG Enterprise, European Commission (with S. Johnson)

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2000) ‘Researching the Needs of African Caribbean Business Owners in London, a report commissioned by Government Office for London

 

Welsh Enterprise Institute/CEEDR (2000) ‘An Economic Development Strategy for North West Wales’, commissioned by the Welsh Development Agency’ (undertaken in collaboration with WEI, Glamorgan Business School))

 

GLE/CEEDR (2000) ‘Reviewing Support for Ethnic Minority Businesses in London, a report commissioned by Government Office for London (undertaken in collaboration with Greater London Enterprise)

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2000) ‘Research to Support the Establishment of a High Growth Start-Up Programme in the East Midlands Region’, report commissioned by Business Link Lincolnshire

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2000) ‘Researching Business Support Needs of Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire’, report commissioned by Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Training & Enterprise 86pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2000) ‘Research into Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses and the Tourist Industry in Devon and Cornwall, a report commissioned by PROSPER, 44pp

 

Smallbone D, Welter F., Isakova N, Aculai E., & Rodionova V (2000) ‘Increasing the  Contribution of Small Business to the Development of the National Economy in Preparation for Moldova’s Integration into the EU’, Report of International Symposium on the Intensification of Co-operation between Moldova and Romania under the Conditions of the EU’s Expansion  to the East’, September 28-29, vol 2, Kishinev, Ministry of Education and Science, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova,  p134-6 

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2001) ‘Researching Business Support Needs of Women Entrepreneurs in Devon and Cornwall, a report commissioned by PROSPER, 83pp

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2001) ‘Researching Business Support Needs of Second Generation Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs in Devon and Cornwall’, a report commissioned by PROSPER, 64pp

 

Ram M & Smallbone D. (2001) ‘Ethnic Minority Enterprise: Policy in Practice’, Research Report RR001/01, Small Business Service, www.sbs.gov.uk/research/

 

Smallbone D., Evans M., Ekanem I., and Butters S. (2001) `Researching Social Enterprise, report to the  Small Business Service, July, SBS Research Report RS004/01

 

Baldock R and Smallbone D (2001) ‘An Assessment of Progress in Developing and Implementing a High Growth Start-up Programme in the East Midlands region’, report commissioned by Business Link Lincolnshire, June

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2001) ‘The High Growth Start-Up Programme: Client Recruitment and Selection Processes’, report to the SBS, CEEDR, Middlesex University

 

OECD (2001) ‘Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in the Russian Federation: Policy Guidelines and Recommendations’, Centre for Co-operation with non-Members, OECD, Paris (with others)

 

Smallbone D. and Lyon F. (2001) 'Policy Support for New Business Start-Ups: a Review', a report commissioned by the Small Business Service, CEEDR, Middlesex University

 

Smallbone D, North D and Baldock R.(2002) ‘Encouraging and Supporting Enterprise in Rural Areas’, Research Report RR009/02, Small Business Service

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2002) ‘Mapping the Needs of Black and Minority Ethnic Firms in the London Borough of Barnet’, report to Barnet Council and the Barnet Primary NHS Trust, July (with Ekanem)

 

Smallbone D., Baldock R., Bertotti M., and Crawford N. (2002) 'Evaluation of the High Growth Start-Up Initiative', Report to the Small Business Service, July, pp150

 

Ram M., Smallbone and Linneker B. (2002) ‘Assessing the Potential of Supplier Diversity Initiatives as a Means of Promoting Diversification among Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK,Research Report, Small Business Service

 

Ram M., Smallbone D. and Deakins D. (2002) ‘Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK: Access to Finance and Business Support’, British Bankers Association, September, pp133

 

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2003) 'Business Regeneration of Deprived Areas: a Review of the Evidence Base', a study commissioned by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit of the ODPM in conjunction with the Small Business Service and HM Treasury (with North, Lyon & Potts)

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2002) 'The Future of Europe’s Rural Periphery: the Case of Devon and Cornwall', CEEDR, Middlesex University Business School, (with D. North)

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2002)Mapping the Social Economy in the Rural East Midlands, report commissioned by the Countryside Agency

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2002)Complementarity and Co-ordination of Support for the Self-Employed’, The Countryside Agency: Cheltenham

 

Labrianidis L., Ferrao J., Herdzina K., Kalantaridis C., Piasecki B., and Smallbone D (2003) 'The Future of Europe's Rural Periphery (FERP): Project Report, Parts A and B, 5th Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technology and Development Activities,  February 2003

 

Lyon F, Smallbone D. and Potts G (2003) ‘Measuring the Impact of Entrepreneurship on Disadvantaged Areas, Research Report, undertaken by CEEDR, Middlesex University for the Small Business Service, Sheffield

 

GLA (2003) 'Play it Right: Asian Creative Industries in London', a report by CEEDR to Mayor of London, Greater London Authority, February

 

Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (2003) 'The Contribution of Social Enterprises to Rural Economies and Communities', report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), July (with Lyon & Bertotti)

 

Smallbone D. and Major E. (2003) 'Rural Businesses and Competitiveness: a Review of the Evidence Base',  report commissioned by the Countryside Agency, August

 

Vickers I, Baldock R., Smallbone D. and James P. (2003) 'Cultural Influences on Health and Safety Attitudes and Behaviour in Small Businesses', Research Report no 150, Health and Safety Executive, HMSO, Norwich

 

Smallbone D. (2003) 'Strengthening Romania's Export Capacity', a report to the Romanian Government commissioned by UNDP

 

Smallbone D. and Ram M. (2003) 'Ethnic Minority Businesses: :Procurement and Supply Chain Management- a Review Paper', commissioned by the Institute of Public Policy Research

 

Smallbone D. and Wyer P. (2004) ‘Entrepreneurship Research’, a report to the Welsh Development Agency

 

Smallbone D. (2004) 'FDI and SME Development in Transition and Developing Countries', a briefing paper for the Ministerial level Conference in Istanbul in June 2004, as part of the Bologna process, commissioned by OECD,

 

CEEDR (2003) 'Business in a Rural Region: Rural Proofing Study', report to the Countryside Agency SW Regional Office (with Ramsden & North).

 

Policy Research Institute (2005) ‘Skill Needs Analysis of Ethnic Minority Business Owners in Derbyshire’, PRI, Leeds Metropolitan University (with Jassi, Johnson and Hyde).

 

Deakins D., Ishaq M., Smallbone D., Whittam G., and Wyper J. (2005) ‘Minority Ethnic Enterprise in Scotland: a National Scoping Study’, Final report for the Scottish Executive, Scottish Executive Social Research: Edinburgh

 

Small Business Research Centre (2005) Improving Access to Business Advice in Rural Areas: an Evaluation’, report commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,  Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University (with Kitching, Hyde and Blackburn).

 

Working Papers

 

ESRC Small Business Research Initiative Project Working Papers

(written jointly with Leigh, R. & North D)

 

(1991) 'A Comparison of Surviving and Non-Surviving Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Firms in London during the 1980s'" ESRC Small Business Research Initiative, Middlesex Polytechnic Project Working Paper no. 1, 41pp

 

(1991) 'Adjustment Processes in High Growth Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: a Study of Mature Manufacturing Firms in London during the 1980s'  ESRC Small Business Research Initiative, Middlesex Polytechnic Project Working Paper no. 2, 38pp

 

(1992)  'Managing Change for Growth and Survival: a Study of Mature Manufacturing Firms in London during the 1980s'"  ESRC Small Business Research Initiative, Middlesex University Project Working Paper no.3, 66pp

 

(1991) 'The External Assistance and Policy Support Experience of Mature Manufacturing SMEs in London during the 1980s'  ESRC Small Business Research Initiative, Middlesex Polytechnic Project Working Paper no.4, 36pp

 

(1992) 'Employment and Labour Process Changes in Mature Manufacturing SMEs in London during the 1980s'"  ESRC Small Business Research Initiative, Middlesex University Project Working Paper no.5  58pp

 

(1994) 'The Growth and Survival of Small Manufacturing Firms', ESRC Small Business Research Initiative, Middlesex Polytechnic/University Project, report of main findings to firms participating in the study, 18pp

 

 

CEEDR Working Papers

(written jointly with R. Leigh, S. Syrett & A Cumbers)

 

1994 'Threats and Opportunities of the Single Market for SMEs: a Conceptual Framework', Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research Publication No 1, Middlesex University, 26pp

 

1994 'The Implications of the Single European Market for SMEs in the Food Sector', Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research Publication No 2, Middlesex University, 20pp

 

1995 'Internationalisation, the Single European Market and the Threats and Opportunities for SMEs in the UK Clothing Sector: Some Survey Evidence', Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research Publication No 7, Middlesex University, 35pp

 

1995 'The Single European Market and the Threats and Opportunities for SMEs in the UK Food Manufacturing Sector: Some Survey Evidence', Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research Publication No 8, Middlesex University, 35pp

 

1997 'Export Activity in SMEs: A Strategic Framework', Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research Publication No 6, Middlesex University, 31pp, (with P Wyer)

 

Other Working Papers

 

Smallbone D., Welter F., Chepurenko A., and Aculai E. (1999) ‘Employment, SMEs and Labour Markets‘, Heft 2, Schriften und Materialen zu Handwerk und Mittelstand, Rheinisch-Westfalisches Institut fur Wirtscahftforschung, Essen, Germany, ISSN 1437-3750

 

Smallbone D., Welter F., Egorov I., and Slonimski A (2002) ‘Innovations, Small and Medium Enterprises and Economic Development in Ukraine and Belarus: a Position Paper’ Heft 13, Schriften und Materialen zu Handwerk und Mittelstand, Rheinisch-Westfalisches Institut fur Wirtscahftforschung, Essen, Germany, ISSN 1437-3750

 

North, D., Smallbone, D., & Vickers, I.  (2001) ‘The Role of Innovation Policy in Regional Regeneration:  London’s Lee Valley Region in a European Context’, London Regeneration Paper No.1, Middlesex University, 50 pages.

 

Welter F., Smallbone D., Isakova N., Aculai E., and Schakirova N. (2002) ‘Female Entrepreneurship: a Conceptual and Empirical View', Heft 15, Schriften und Materialen zu Handwerk und Mittelstand, Rheinisch-Westfalisches Institut fur Wirtscahftforschung, Essen, Germany, ISBN 3-928739 96 4

 

Smallbone D and Lyon F (2002) ‘A Note on Trust, Networks, Social Capital and Entrepreneurial Behaviour’ in Hohmannn H.H. and Welter F. (eds) ‘Entrepreneurial Strategies and Trust: Structure and Evolution of Entrepreneurial Behaviour Patterns in East and West European Environments- Concepts and Considerations’,  Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universitat Bremen Osteuropa-Gebaude, Bremen, ISSN 1616-7384

 

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

 

Completions

 

·        Martina Freiberg, Director of Studies, 'The Financing of SMEs in Poland with Particular Reference to the Role of Banks’, MPhil., completed 1999

·        Ignatius Ekanem, Director of Studies, 'Investment Decision Making Processes  in Small Manufacturing Firms', PhD, completed 2003

·        David Evans, Director of Studies, 'Investment by Japanese LMEs in Taiwan', completed 2003

 

Current

 

·        Mark McPherson, `Intergenerational Differences in Ethnic Minority Enterprises’,

 

·        Margaret Senko, Director of Studies, 'Training and Human Resource Management in Polish

      SMEs'

 

·        Xiaoli, Financing High-Technology SMEs in China

 

TEACHING

 

Entrepreneurship; small business management;

 

MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

 

Middlesex University, Social Science Research Committee, 1990-94

Middlesex University Business School Research Committee, 1998-2004

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES (in last 5 years)

 

1992-2004       Head of the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University Business School

 

RELEVANT EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES

 

1995-                           Director of the Institute of Small Business Affairs and Vice President from 2001-4

 

1995-                           Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Small Business Journal

 

1996                            Member of team (with Professor Piasecki and Dr A Rogut of the University of Lodz, Poland) offering an expert appraisal on a 'Strategy for Strengthening the SME Sector in Poland to the Year 2010', commissioned by the Polish Ministry of Industry and Trade, January 1996

 

July 1996         Member of EU Phare (ACE) Research Grant Evaluation Committee, European Commission DGII, Brussels

 

March 2000     Consultant to OECD Private Sector Development Unit, Centre for Co-

-2002              operation with Non-Members, Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs,

 

2000                                Member of the International Editorial Board for  Enterprise and Innovation

to 2002            Management Studies

 

2001-2                        Member of Manufacturing Strategy Steering Group in SE region, SEEDA

 

2001-              Member of Executive Committee of European Council for Small Business

 

2003                                Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Enterprise and Small Business Development

 

2004-               Member of Editorial Board of International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

 

2005-7             Member of Editorial Board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

 

2006-               Member of Editorial Board of Economic Bulletin of the Economic Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus

 

 

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

 

1991/2                         Summaries in the Financial Times, Times, and Sunday Times of some of the results of our ESRC Small Business Research Project

 

1994                            Radio interview concerning SME development in Poland, Lodz, Poland October 1994

 

1995                            Press conference with Bulgarian economic journalists after the conference 'Industrial Organisation and Entrepreneurship in Transition', Institute of Economics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,  Varna, 8 June 1995

 

1995                                Radio interview about the factors influencing small business growth in Poland, Lodz, Poland, 13 December 1995

 

2000                                Interviewed for Choice FM on problems for African Caribbean business owners in

                        accessing the business support system

 

2004                Interviewed in Choice FM Business Advice Show on 'Access to Finance', broadcast, 31 March 2004  

 

RESEARCH-BASED CONSULTANCY

 

CEEDR, Middlesex University

 

1987                            'Effectiveness of Small Business and Co-operative Support Agencies in the London Borough of Waltham Forest'.  Commissioned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest (£3000)

 

1992                            Rural Development Commission, Topic Paper on Enterprise in Rural Areas, (£2,640), (with D. North)

 

1993                            Department of Trade & Industry, Report on Small Firms and the Inner City, (£8000), (with D. North).

 

1992/93           'Research Implications Report 1992' (in collaboration with Business Strategies Ltd) commissioned by Sussex Training and Enterprise Council  £1150

 

1993                            'Small Firms and the "Finance Gap": a rationale for a mini-merchant bank for small firms in the City and Islington'  commissioned by Hackney Business Venture, £600

 

1993/4                         'Research Implications Report 1993' (in collaboration with Business Strategies Ltd): commissioned by Sussex Training and Enterprise Council, £1500

 

1993/94           'Haringey Sector Studies', commissioned by the London Borough of Haringey (with Dr D North) £15,301

 

1994                            'Researching the Support Needs of Small Manufacturing SMEs in South London': commissioned by the South London Training and Enterprise Council, £18,800

 

1994/5                         'An Assessment of the Benefits under the Loan Guarantee Scheme for Small Firms in the City Challenge and Task Force Areas', commissioned by DTI (with Dr D North) £16,850

 

1995/6                         'Identifying Potential Growth Businesses and Evaluating the Backing Winners Programme', commissioned by North Yorkshire Training and Enterprise Council (with M. Colman), £13,000

 

1995/6                         'Occupational Standards, NVQs and Small Firms in the Hotel and Leisure Sector', contracted by MAINFRAME (MUBS) in connection with a project for the Hotel and Leisure Consortium, £850

 

1996                            'Innovation and New Technology in Rural SMEs', commissioned by the Rural Development Commission (with D North),£50,800

 

1996                            Strengths and Weaknesses of Manufacturing SMEs in Poland', commissioned by Gemini on behalf of USAID and the Polish SME Foundation (with B Piasecki & A. Rogut)

 

1997                            'Food Production and Technology EBP Employer Research', commissioned by Cambridgeshire TEC, (with R Leigh & S Reader), £14,000

 

1997                            'Paper, Printing & Publishing Sector Study in London & the Lee Valley' (with S Reader), commissioned by NLTEC, LETEC & SOLOTEC, £14,730

 

1997                            'Identifying the Future Business Support Needs of Firms in the Printing Industry', commissioned by the British Printing Industry Federation, £14,950

 

1997                            'Canning Town Business Audit' (with S Johnson), commissioned by London East TEC, £19,720

 

1997                            'Research Programme into the Needs of Small and Micro Businesses in Bedfordshire', (with S Johnson), commissioned by Bedfordshire TEC, £10,850

 

1997                            'Study of Support for Small Businesses and Start-Ups in Sussex' (with S Johnson), commissioned by Sussex TEC, £23,000

 

1998                            Study of: ` Conditions for SME Development in Poland in Comparison with those in EU Countries’, commissioned by the Polish SME Foundation (with Professor Piasecki of the University of Lodz, Poland and S. Johnson)

 

1998                            'Study of Business Needs and Issues Facing SMEs in the Bridlington Objective 5B Area' (with S. Johnson), commissioned by Humberside TEC, £11,500

 

1998                            'Study of Business Needs and Issues Facing SMEs in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire RDAs' (with S. Johnson), commissioned by Humberside TEC, £17,700

 

1998-9                         `Economic and Labour Market Assessment’ (with S. Johnson), commissioned by Mid Wales Training and Enterprise Council Transition Committee, £20,000

 

1998                Study of: `The Implications of Poland’s Accession to the EU on Polish SMEs’, commissioned by the Polish SME Foundation (with Professor B. Piasecki).

 

1999                            `Researching Entrepreneurship in North Lincolnshire’ (with S Johnson),

                                    commissioned by  North Lincolnshire Business Advisory Group,£9900 

 

1999                            `Study of Young Entrepreneurs, Women entrepreneurs, Co-Entrepreneurs and

                                    Entrepreneurs from Ethnic Minorities’ (with S Johnson), commissioned by DGXXIII of the European Commission, £63,225

 

2000                ‘Developing an Economic Development Strategy for North Wales’ (with D. North), commissioned by the Welsh Development Agency, joint bid with Welsh Enterprise Institute, University of Glamorgan (£17,800)

 

2000-2001       ‘A Study of the Supply and Demand for the Financing and Business Support of Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK’, commissioned by the British Bankers Association, DTI and the Bank of England, joint with De Montfort University (Professor Ram) and the University of Paisley (Professor Deakins), £99,000

 

2000                Research to Support a High Growth Start-Up Business Programme in the East Midlands, commissioned by Business Link Lincolnshire, £24500

 

2000                Researching African Caribbean Businesses in London, commissioned by the Government Office for London, £5000

 

2000                Review and Evaluation of Business Support Provision for Ethnic Minority Businesses in London, commissioned by the Government Office for London, (jointly with Greater London Enterprise) £11000

 

2000                Integrating EMBs into a Regional Tourist Strategy for Devon and Cornwall, commissioned by PROSPER (with R Baldock), £4620

 

2000                                Researching Women Entrepreneurs in Devon & Cornwall, commissioned by PROSPER (with R Baldock), £15,000

 

2000                Researching Second Generation Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs in Devon & Cornwall, commissioned by PROSPER (with R Baldock), £5,525

 

2000                             Addressing the Business Support Needs of Ethnic Minority Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire, commissioned by Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber., Training & Enterprise Link, £27,000

 

2000-2001             Research to Support the Establishment of an Electronic Gateway to be Accessible to all

                        Minority Groups, commissioned by PROSPER, £15,000

 

2001                                Researching Social Enterprises, commissioned by the SBS, £14,100

 

2001                Ethnic Minority Businesses: a Policy Related Review, commissioned by the Small

                        Business Service, £14,950 (with Prof. Monder Ram, DMU).

 

2001                Monitoring the first year performance of the East Midlands High Growth Start-Up

Programme, Commissioned  by Business Link Lincolnshire, £13,000

 

2001-2             Encouraging and Supporting Enterprise in Rural Areas, commissioned by the

                        Small Business Service (with Prof North), £17,600,

 

2001                Identifying High Growth Businesses Entrepreneurs, commissioned by the

                        Small Business Service (with R. Baldock), £10,000,

 

2001-2             Evaluating the High Growth Start-Up Programme, commissioned by the Small Business Service, £40,000

 

2002                                Mapping the Social Economy in the Rural East Midlands, commissioned by the Countryside Agency, £38,000          

 

2001                ‘Policy Support for New Business Start-Ups: a Review’, commissioned by the Small Business Service, £12,725 (with F. Lyon)

 

2001                                Supplier Diversity, Public Procurement and Ethnic Minority Businesses, commissioned by the Small Business Service, with Professor Ram DMU, £15,000, (£11,600 CEEDR share)

 

2002                Measuring the Impact of different Forms of Entrepreneurship on Disadvantaged Areas , Small Business Service (jointly with New Economics Foundation) £28,770 (with Lyon)

 

2001-2                         Assessing the Support Needs of BMEBs in Barnet, commissioned by Barnet Council and the Barnet NHS Primary Case Trust, £10,000

 

2002                                Complementarity and Co-ordination of Self Employment Support, commissioned by the Countryside Agency, £19,880 (with Lyon)

 

2001-2             Cultural influences on Health and Safety in Small Firms, commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive, £93,000 (with Vickers)

 

2001-2             Capacity building for the accelerated growth of the SME sector in Bulgaria, Short-term

                        expert, PNT Consulting

 

2002                Technical advice on SME survey and policy issues to Estonian Ministry of Economic                 Affairs, £6000   

 

2002                Review of the Evidence Base relating to Business Regeneration in Deprived Areas,

                        Office   of the Deputy Prime Minister, (with North et al), £25,500

 

2002                ‘Asians in London's Creative Industries’, commissioned by the Greater London Authority, £18,310

 

2002                'Assessing the Promotion and Facilitation of the Rural Enterprise Scheme', jointly with the Plunkett Foundation, (with Lyon), CEEDR share £18,000

 

2003                'Rural Businesses and Competitiveness’, commissioned by the Countryside Agency, £4350

 

2003                Ethnic Minority Businesses, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, review paper commissioned by the Institute of Public Policy Research, May, £5000 (with Prof Ram, DMU)

 

2003                       Interim Evaluation of Phoenix Fund Supported Social Enterprise Project, commissioned by Business Link for London, £9950

 

2003                Strengthening Romania's Export Capacity, commissioned by UNDP on behalf of the  Romanian government, $15,000

 

2003-4             Evaluation of the Support for Enterprising Communities Pilot Project, DFES (with Fergus          Lyon), commissioned by £62,000

 

2003-4             'FDI and SME Development in Transition and Developing Countries', a briefing paper for the Ministerial level Conference in Istanbul in June 2004, as part of the Bologna process, commissioned by OECD, Euro 7000

 

2003                'Business in a Rural Region: Rural Proofing Study', the Countryside Agency (SW Regional Office), (with North), £15,950

 

2004                Entrepreneurship Research, commissioned by the Welsh Development Agency, (with Dr Peter Wyer), #33, 488

 

2004                       National Co-ordinator for Project to Establish Baseline Data on Social Enterprise in UK, commissioned by the Social Enterprise Unit, DTI, (with Lyon) £21,500

 

2004                A Review of the Role of Local Authorities in Economic Development, (with Professor               Veciana, Autonmous University of Barcelona and others)

 

SBRC Kingston University

 

2004                Minority Ethnic Enterprise in Scotland: a Scoping Study, (with Professor Deakins, University of Paisley) #23,500 (SBRC share #3000)

 

2004                A Skill Needs Analysis for Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses in Derbyshire, #19,000 (with Steve Johnson, PSI, Leeds Metropolitan University, SBRC share #2500

 

2004                Assessment of the GEM 2003 Report for Wales, commissioned by the Welsh Development Agency, #1500

 

2004                Evaluation of Rural Business Services, commissioned by DEFRA, #73, 365

 

2004-5             Analysis of Annual Business Survey, commissioned by the London Development Agency (with SBRC colleagues)

 

2005                Analysis of the Impact of the Tax System on Cashflow in Small Businesses, commissioned by HM Treasury, Inland revenue, HM Customs and Excise (with SBRC colleagues)

 

2004-5             Mainstreaming Targeted Business Support, commissioned by the SBS (with SBRC colleagues)

 

2004-6             Competitive Advantage of Diversity Research and Business Case Studies, commissioned by the London Development Agency, #63,000

 

2005-6             Small and Medium Enterprise Support System Project, China (CNTR 04 5817),    commissioned by the DFID, (with IMC Consulting) (#150,000)

 

2005                Small Firms and Social Dialogue at the National and EU Levels, commissioned by Employment Market Analysis and Research Division, DTI, #28,450 (with Blackburn & Hart)

 

2005                       Growth and Innovation Drivers Research Study, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise,

                        (undertaken in association with DTZ Pieda), #3000)

 

EXTERNAL EXAMINING EXPERIENCE

 

Courses

 

1993-6 European Studies Set, BA/BSc Combined Studies degree, University of Hertfordshire.

 

1999-2002 Enterprise Field, University of Glamorgan Business School, 1999-2002

 

2002- Postgraduate Diploma in Family Business at University College, Cork

 

2004- MSc/MBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, University of Luton

 

Theses

 

1996 PhD thesis, Loughborough University Business School, Ismail Wahab on 'Financing the Growth of Small Manufacturing Firms in Developed and Developing Countries: A Comparative Study of the UK and Malaysia', External Examiner

 

1997 PhD thesis, University of Stirling, Sara Carter: 'The Role of Farms in Rural Business Development', External Examiner

 

1997 PhD thesis, University of Bradford, Barbara Orser: 'Understanding the Influence of Intention, Managerial capacity and Gender on Small Firm Growth', External Examiner

 

1998 PhD thesis, University of Abertay, Dundee, Keith Glansey: `Determinants of Growth and Profitability in Small Entrepreneurial Firms in the Manufacturing Sector in Tayside’, External Examiner

 

1998 PhD thesis, University of Wolverhampton, Silke Machold: `SME Development in Hungary and the Russian Federation’, External Examiner

 

2000 PhD thesis, John Moores University, Liverpool,Dayang Hajijah Awang Ali:‘A Comparison of Bumiputera and Non-Bumiputera Entrepreneurs in Sabah, Malaysia, External Examiner

 

2001 PhD thesis, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Thomas Man, ‘Entrepreneurial Competencies and the Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Hong Kong Services Sector’, External Examiner

 

2002 PhD thesis, University of Plymouth, Jasmine Williams: ‘The Role and Uses of Market Research in SME Exporting Companies’, External Examiner

 

2003 PhD thesis, Brunel University, Shaheena Nisha Janjuha-Jivraj, ‘Succession Issues amongst South Asian Family Firms in Britain’, External Examiner.

 

2003 PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, Ruta Aidis, 'By Law and Custom: Factors Affecting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises during the Transition in Lithuania', External Examiner

 

2005  DBA thesis, University of Nottingham Business School, Tom Jeyendran, 'The Deployment and Utilisation of ICT Capabilities in SMEs within the Strategic Alignment Perspective: an Exploratory Study', External Examiner, March 2005.

 

2005  DBA thesis, Kingston University, Clifford Conway, ‘New Media: the Effects of Networking and Cluster Co-Location on Learning and Innovation, Internal Examiner, April.

 

2006        PhD thesis, University of London, Niels Billou, ‘The Consequences of Context: Investigating the Impact of Country Institutional Profiles on Venture Growth in Developed vs Emerging Economies, External Examiner

 

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

CEEDR, Middlesex University

 

1986-87          Research project: 'Enfield Enterprise Agency: a monitoring and evaluation' sponsored by Middlesex Polytechnic and Enfield Enterprise Agency.   £400 from Middlesex Polytechnic Small Grants Scheme, £200 from Enfield Enterprise Agency

 

1989                            Research project: 'Enterprise Agencies: a public private sector partnership?' £1450 from Middlesex University, Faculty of Social Science Staff Development Fund

 

1989-91          Director (with R. Leigh & D. North) of project: 'A longitudinal Study of Adjustment Processes in Mature Small Firms' funded as part of the ESRC's Small Business Research Initiative, £42,500

 

1990-92          Additional £16,500 from the Rural Development Commission to extend the above project into rural areas.

 

1992-94          Director of research project: 'Threats and Opportunities of the Single European Market on Small and Medium Size Enterprises: an International Comparison' £40,000  from PCFC research funding (with Dr S Syrett, Dr D North & Dr R Leigh).(Project Director: D. Smallbone).

 

1994                            Research project: 'Local Purchasing Project' £7450 from Middlesex University (Project Director: Dr R Leigh)

 

1995-6                         Director of research project: 'The Survival, Growth and Support Needs of Small Manufacturing Firms in Poland and the Baltic States', ECU 86,000 from the EU Phare (ACE) Programme.

 

1995-96          Director (with D. North) of research project: 'Employment Change, Business Growth and Competitiveness in Manufacturing SMEs in Remote Rural Areas', Rural Development Commission grant, £49,000,

 

1996-97          Director of research project: 'Internationalisation, Inter-Firm Linkages and SME development in Central and Eastern Europe', EU Phare (ACE) Programme, ECU 112,306 (CEEDR share ECU 34955)

 

1996-98          Director of research project on: 'Identifying the Support Needs of Small Enterprises in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova to Develop an Agenda for Policy at the National and Regional Levels', grant from EU Tacis (ACE) Programme 1995 (T95-4139R), ECU 93190 (CEEDR share ECU 30155)

 

1997-99          Director of research project on: 'The Contribution of Small Businesses to Regional Economic Development in Ukraine, Moldova & Belarus, grant from International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (INTAS), ECU 60,000 (CEEDR share ECU 9000)

 

1997-99          Project on 'SME Policy and the Regional Dimension of Innovation', DGXII-G. under TSER Programme, Sub-Area, 1, ECU 750,000, CEEDR share ECU 100,000 (with D. North)

 

1998-1999      Director of project on 'Researching the Diversity of Ethnic Minority Business in North London', Middlesex University NFFR Funds, £29,986

 

1998                            Director of project: `The Implications of New Technology for the Skill and Training Needs of Key Employees in SMEs in the Printing and Publishing Industry’, ESF Objective 4 funding (1998), £53,000 cash funding (total project value £118,000) (with PGCNTO)

 

1999                            `Researching the State of Ethnic Minority Businesses in Birmingham, (with Professor Monder Ram),  grant from Birmingham City Council and Business Link Birmingham

 

1999-2001      `Employment, SMEs and Labour Markets in the Russian Federation and Moldova’, grant from International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (INTAS), with Dr Welter (RWI-Essen), Dr Chepurenko (Russian Independent Institute for the Study of Social and Nationalities Problems, Centre for Socio-Economic Research, Moscow), Dr Elena Aculai (Moldovan Academy of Sciences).

 

1999-2000      Director of project: `Meeting the Skills and Training Needs of Small Printing Firms’, ESF Objective 4 funding (1999), £91,245 cash funding (total project value £203,100) (with PGCNTO).

 

1999-2000      ‘Innovation Networks and Manufacturing Best Practice: the London and South East Region in a European Context’, Middlesex University NFFR funding, £10,000 and £10,000 from the South East Development Agency  (with Professor North)

 

2000-2002             National co-ordinator of a project: ‘The Future of Europe’s Rural Periphery: the Role of Entrepreneurship in Responding to Employment Problems and Social Marginalisation, project funded under EU 5th Framework Programme for Research, Development and Demonstration Activities- a 6 country study co-ordinated by the Department of Economics, University of Thessaloniki, Euro 110,000 of total 600,000  budget

 

2000-2002      Director of project: ‘Innovation, Small and Medium Enterprises and Economic Development in Ukraine and Belarus’, grant from International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (INTAS), with Dr Welter (RWI-Essen), Dr Egorov (Academy of Sciences, Ukraine) and Dr Slonimski  (Belarussian Institute of Economics).

 

2001-2002             Director of project:  International Network Links And Ethnic Minority Business

Development, ‘NFFR Regional Regeneration funding, £15,000

 

2001-2003       Female Entrepreneurship in Ukraine, Moldova and Uzbekistan, INTAS grant, with Dr Welter (RWI-Essen), Dr Aculai (Moldovan Academy of Sciences), Dr Natalja Schakirova (Uzbekistan, Association of Business Women).

 

2001-2003       Entrepreneurial Strategies and Trust: Structure and Evolution of Entrepreneurial Behaviour Patterns in Low Trust and High Trust Environments of East and West Europe, funded by VW Trust, (with RWI Essen, University of Bremen)

 

2001-2                         Measuring the Impact of different Forms of Entrepreneurship on Disadvantaged Areas, MU Regional Regeneration Fund, £7800 (with Lyon)

 

2002                                'The Contribution of Social Enterprises to Rural Economies and Communities', DEFRA research grant (with Lyon), £27,134, Jan-July 2003

 

2001-3             'Effects of integration with the European Union for Polish SMEs: Experience of selected EU member states &  Forecasts for Polish SME sector until 2010', Polish State Committee for Scientific Research. (with Piasecki, Rogut et al, University of Lodz).

 

2002-4                         'Researching and Developing a Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lodz Region', Polish State Committee for Scientific Research, Marshal's Office of the Lodz Vovoidship

 

2004                'Education and Training for Entrepreneurship: the UK approach', grant from the British

                        Academy for a Visiting Fellowship for Dr Akhramenko from Belarus, £2000

 

SBRC, Kingston University

 

2005-7             Cross Border Co-operation and Partnership in Selected NIS and the Consequences of EU Enlargement, INTAS grant, with Dr Welter (RWI-Essen), Dr Isakova (Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Dr Aculai (Moldovan Academy of Sciences) and Dr Slonimski (Belarussian Academy of Science).,

 

2005-7             New Venture Creation in Mature Market and Transition Economies, grant from Chinese Scientific Council, #10,000 approx (joint with Dr Xiao, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan)

 

TRAVEL GRANTS

 

1991                            £500 from ESRC to present paper at the 21st European Small Business Seminar in Barcelona, September 1991

 

1993                            £700 from the British Council to present a paper at the 1st Venezuelan SME Management Seminar

 

1993                            British Council sponsorship for participation in a joint meeting of Spanish and British researchers 'Problems of European Convergence', University Jaume 1, Castello de la Plana, Spain, May 20-23 1993

 

1993                            £320 from British Council for travel to Germany to meet potential research collaborators, June 1993.

 

1994                            £300 from the British Council to participate in a conference: 'Regional Determinants of Small Business Development', at the University of Lodz, Poland, October 20-22 1994

 

1995                            £500 from the British Council for an exploratory visit to Malaysia to investigate the possibility of establishing a collaborative research link with the University of Utara, Malaysia, 29 August-8 September

 

1997                            £850 from the British Council for a visit to UUM, Malaysia as part of collaborative research programme

 

1997                            British Council support for an exploratory visit to Nigeria to investigate possible research collaboration with the West African Management Development Association (WAMDEVIN)

 

1999                            £750 from the British Council for a visit to UUM, Malaysia as part of collaborative research programme

 

1999                £1000 from British Council to make keynote presentation to a SME conference in

                        Penang, Malaysia, September

 

OVERSEAS LINKS

 

1986-8                         Visiting Lecturer at Fachhoschule Reutlingen as part of staff exchange funded under the EC Erasmus programme.

 

1989-94          Responsible for developing Erasmus link with Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Utrecht (Professor J. Van Weesep) and subsequently with the Universities of Seville, Leon, Madrid, Barcelona, Ballaeric Islands, Coimbra, Greifswald, Stockholm and Oslo.

 

1994                            Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Industrial Policy, University of Lodz, Poland (Funded under the EU Tempus programme co-ordinated at Middlesex University Business School)

 

1995-7                         Project Director of a collaborative research link with the Department of Entrepreneurship and Industrial Policy, University of Lodz, Poland (Professor B Piasecki) with the object of 'Developing an Enterprise Support Strategy for the Lodz Region, £4800 from the British Council.

 

1995-6                         Co-ordinator of the EU funded ACE94 project described above which includes the University of Lodz (Professor B Piasecki), University of Torino (Professor F Adamo), the Institute of Economics at the Estonian Academy of Science (Dr U.Venessar), the Institute of Economics at the Lithuanian Academy of Science (Dr D Budreikate) and the Institute of Economics at the Latvian Academy of Science (Dr L.Rumpis).

 

1996-8                         Collaborative research link in the field of small business development with the University of Utara, Malaysia: supported by British Council (Assoc. Professor Dr Mohd Salleh Hj Din, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).

 

1996-97          Co-ordinator of the EU funded ACE95 project described above which includes the University of Lodz (Professor B Piasecki); the Institute of Economics at the Estonian Academy of Science (Dr U.Venessar); D Tsenov Economic University, Svishtov, Bulgaria (Professor A Damyanov); University of Thessaloniki (Dr L Labrianidis).

 

1996-98          Co-ordinator of Tacis (ACE) project described above which includes partners in the Research Centre for Small Business Development, Kiev, Ukraine (Klochko); Centre for Scientific and Technological Potential and Science History Studies, Kiev, Ukraine (Isakova); Research Institute for Economics and Department of Economic Development, Ministry of Economy, Minsk, Belarus (Slonimski); Centre for Market Problems and Market Mechanism Studies, Chisinau, Moldova (Aculai); Rhenish Westfalian Institute for Economic Research (RWI), Essen, Germany (Welter).

 

1997                            Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Utara, Malaysia

 

1997-99                     Co-ordinator of INTAS funded research project described above which includes partners in the Research Centre for Small Business Development, Kiev, Ukraine (Klochko); Centre for Scientific and Technological Potential and Science History Studies, Kiev, Ukraine (Isakova); Research Institute for Economics and Department of Economic Development, Ministry of Economy, Minsk, Belarus (Slonimski); Centre for Market Problems and Market Mechanism Studies, Chisinau, Moldova (Aculai); Rhenish Westfalian Institute for Economic Research (RWI), Essen, Germany (Welter).

 

2001-4                         Co-ordinator of Academic Link with the Chinese University of Geosciences, Wuhan, for research and postgraduate co-operation in the fields of small and medium enterprises and regional economic development, funded the by British Council (2001-2: £5000: 2002-3: £9000; 2003-4; £9000), with additional funding for survey costs and subsistence expenses of  UK visiting staff from CUG, Wuhan).

 

2003-                             Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship and SME Development, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, PRC

           

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

 

1975‑8                         Open University Tutor (p/t) for D342 'Regional Analysis and Development'

 

1979‑85          Open University Course Tutor (part‑time) for D204 'Fundamentals of Human Geography'

 

1986-94          Open University Tutor (p/t) for D205 'Changing Britain, Changing World'

 

1988                            Acted as referee for articles on small business and economic development for Regional Studies

 

1991                            Acted as discussant for paper by S Nenadic 'Small Firms in the Late 19th Century: Family Strategies for Creation and Survival' ESRC Small Business Initiative Research Seminar, University of Warwick  October 1st 1991

 

1991                            Acted as Chairperson for session 'Management Development in SME's' at National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, Blackpool November

 

1991‑2                         External Adviser to Hatfield Polytechnic for new European Studies Set, Combined Studies Degree Scheme, Hatfield Polytechnic

 

1993                            Invited contributor to workshop on 'Comparative Approaches to Small Firms Policy' at the 1st Venezuelan SME Management Seminar, Caracas, Venezuela, 7-11 March 1993

 

1994                            Referee for ESRC research proposals in the SME field

 

1996                            Invited member of panel on 'Public Policies Supporting Entrepreneurship and Small Business' at 9th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Lillehammer, Norway, 30 May 1996

 

1996                            Convenor of symposium on internationalisation and SME development at the 19th National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference, UCE Birmingham, November 1996 (by invitation)

 

1997                            'Maintaining Competitiveness in a Rapidly Changing Environment', Presentation to a conference organised by Devon and Cornwall Training and Enterprise council and the British Printing Industry Federation, Plymouth, November (by invitation)

 

1998                Invited expert participation in a ‘Small Enterprise Development Synthesis’ meeting, University of Durham, 23 March

 

1999                            `New Technology and the Skill Needs of SMEs in the Printing Industry’, Presentation to a conference organised by PROSPER and the British Printing

                                    Industry Federation, Plymouth, March (by invitation)

 

1999                Education, Training, Research-Impact on the Condition of  the SME Sector in the EU and Poland (invited) presentation to a conference: The Business Environment in the EU and Poland: the Impact on SME Organisations,  organised by the Polish Foundation for SME Development, April 14, Warsaw, Poland

 

1999                ‘The Support Needs of Microenterprises’, invited contribution to ISBA/Lincolnshire Business Link Seminar, 29 June

 

1999                Moderator of workshop on ethnic minority enterprises at Local Integrated Initiatives (LIA) Closing Conference, Brussels 25-26 June (invited contribution)

 

1999                Invited expert contribution to TACIS Training Workshop for Russian Specialists on ‘Conducting Business Tendency Surveys in Wholesale Trade, Small Business, Shadow Economy, and Analysis of Business Cycles in Various Sectors of the Economy’, Sochi, Krasnodar Territory, Russian Federation, 4-8 October

 

1999                Invited expert contribution to workshop on ‘Impact of the Enlargement of the European Union on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Union’, Brussels, 27 October

 

1999                External Assessor for Post of Associate Professor in the University Sains Malaysia

 

1999                ‘Developing Ethnic Minority Businesses: Challenges and Future Prospects’, Presentation to seminar in ‘Tackling Institutional Racism Series, Middlesex University/London Borough of Barmet, 2 November

 

1999                                ‘Regional Differences in Small Firm Development in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus’, presentation and workshop to invited audience of academics and policy makers, Kiev, Ukraine, 18 December

 

2000                Rapporteur and writer of briefing paper on ‘Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs in Transition Economies and Developing Countries in the Global Economy and their Partnership with SMEs of OECD countries: Strategies and Policies, at OECD Conference of Ministers responsible for SMEs and Industry Ministers, Bologna, 13-15 June, for Workshop: ‘Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs in Transition and Developing Countries in the Global Economy and their Partnership with SMEs of OECD Countries.

 

2000                            Invited expert contribution to workshop on ‘Young Entrepreneurs, Women entrepreneurs, Co-Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs from Ethnic Minorities in the EU and Selected Accession States ’, Brussels, 9 November

 

2000                                Invited presentation to practitioner conference: ‘Innovation Support for SMEs: What do We know about Good Practice?’, Innovating High Technology Futures, Essex County Council, Chelmsford, 30 November

 

2001                                Invited presentation to practitioner conference on: ‘Accessing Finance by Ethnic Minority Businesses , Enfield Civic Centre, 22 February

 

2001                Invited presentation to London Branch of the Institute of Business Advisers on: The Finance  and Business Support Needs of Ethnic Minority Firms’, 5 February

 

2001-               Invited presentation: ‘Ethnic Minority Enterprise: Policy in Practice’, invited presentation to SBS Seminar, DTI Victoria, 1 May  (with Professor Monder Ram)

 

2001                Session Chair, rapporteur and author of briefing paper for OECD conference: Cross Border Partnerships for Enterprise and Investment in the North  West Regions of the Russian Federation, St Petersburg, 28-29 July

 

2001                Invited presentation to Barnet Nexus project: `The Support Needs of Black and Ethnic

                        Minoity Enterprises, Barnet Primary Health Care Trust, 9 July

 

2001                Invited presentation `Developing Effective Alliances, Networks and Partnerships’ (with Rudi Page) to seminar on Ethnic Minority Business in London: New Developments, organised by the London Network for Higher Education and Business (HEBUS)

 

2002                                Targeted Support for High Growth Start-Ups: the Experience with the High Growth Start-Up Programme in England, invited presentation to the Scott Policy seminar, Belfast, January 23

 

2002                Invited presentation: ‘Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing Good Practice: the SE Region in a European Context’, as part of the Consultation on the Revision of the

                        Regional Economic Strategy for the SE Region, South East Regional Development

                        Agency (SEEDA), Milton Keynes, 19 March 2002

 

2001                                Invited contribution as short-term expert to workshop: A Latvian SME Policy in the Realm of EU Accession’, Ministry of Economy, Riga, Latvia, 19 April, 2002

 

2002                Keynote presentation: ‘Estonia: a Country Review’ to OECD Baltic Forum for                          Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Tallinn, 2-3 May 2002

 

2002                                Invited seminar presentation: ‘The High Growth Start-Up Programme: Success or

Failure?’, University of Westminster Business School, 18 June 2002

 

2003                                Invited Chair of a Panel on ‘Entrepreneurship Research and Public Policy: Making the

Connection, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Leuven, Belgium, 30 September 

 

2002-                             Professional Practice Referee on DBA Programme, University of Central England

 

2002                Invited Chair of conference on 'Strengthening Minority Ethnic Enterprise', London, 27 November

 

2003                Invited research seminar presentation: 'Support for High Growth Start-Ups in England: Some Policy Lessons', University of Strathclyde, 19 February

 

2003                Invited presentation: ‘Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship’, as part of a seminar ‘Creating a Community for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, organised by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research and the European Council for Small Business, Hotel Eurovillage, Brussels, 7 April

 

2003                Invited presentation: Rural Businesses and Competitiveness, as part of seminar on Rural Economies, Department of Food and Rural Affairs, London, 15 April

 

2003                Invited presentation: ‘Health and Safety in Small Firms’ at conference ‘The challenge of HRM for Small and Medium Enterprises’, University of Westminster Business School, 7 May

 

2003                Invited Chair for Track on Transition and Developing Countries,. ICSB Conference Belfast, June

 

2004                                Invited presentation on ' Phoenix Funded Support for Social Enterprise by Business Link for London: some Results from an Interim Evaluation to 'Collaborating for Success'  Conference organised by Business Link for London, 11 September.

 

2003-              Member of DEFRA Rural Affairs Forum; Evidence Sub-Group

 

2003                                Invited keynote presentation on 'Enhancing the Innovative Performance of SMEs and Regions', at Conference on Developing a Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lodz Vovoidship, University of Lodz, Poland

 

2003                Invited keynote presentation on: 'The Competitiveness of Rural Enterprises: an Assessment of the Evidence Base', 2nd Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, University of Paisley, 29 October

 

2003                Chair of RENT Doctoral Workshop, Lodz, Poland 19 November

 

2003                Invited keynote presentation on Promoting Entrepreneurship and SME Development in Transition Countries at 12th OSCE Economic Forum. First Preparatory Seminar: 'Supporting the Development of SMEs'. Yerevan Armenia, 17-18 November. Also Moderator of Workshops on 'The Role of Support Institutions' and Existing International Guidelines and Practices.

 

2004                                'From Transition to Accession: the Challenge for SMEs in EU Candidate Countries,

                        University of Lancaster Management School Research Seminar, 26 November 2003    

 

2004                'Public Procurement, SMEs and Ethnic Minority Businesses', Invited presentation to seminar, Trading Locally: opening up public sector supply chains to local businesses, Lee Valley Technopark, Haringey

 

2004                Invited Chairperson for sessions on 'SME Models and Government Policies in Supporting SMEs in EU Accession Countries' and 'SME Models and Government Policies in Supporting SMEs in EU Candidate Countries and Transition Economies in South Eastern    Europe', UNECE Expert Meeting on Good Governance of SMEs, Geneva, 1-2 April

 

2004                Invited presentation: 'What does it Mean to be a Rural Business?, to UKBI Rural

                        Incubation Think Tank, Dumfries, Scotland, 20 April

 

2004                Invited presentation: 'Policies to Encourage Entrepreneurship: Experience from Mature

                        Market and Transition Economies', University of Central South China, Changsha, May

 

2004                Invited keynote presentation on 'Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion' at 12th Meeting

                        of the OSCE Economic Forum, Prague, June

 

2004                Seminar presentation on ‘Entrepreneurship and Institutional Development in Transition Economies’ to staff and postgraduate students at the School for Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 5 October

 

2005                Invited Workshop Facilitator at HM Treasury/ODPM/SBS Expert Seminar: Enterprise and the Regeneration of Disadvantaged Rural Areas, Birmingham, 17 February

 

2005                Invited panellist and speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship and national minority groups, Panel Session 1: Economic and Social Aspects related to the Integration of Persons Belonging to National minorities, 3rd Preparatory seminar for the 13th Economic Forum, OSCE, Kiev, 10-11 March

 

2005                Invited participant in DEFRA workshop on Productivity in Rural Areas, London, 11 May

 

2005                                Invited Chairman for UNECE Annual Forum of the Committee for Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development, Session III: The Impact of Industrial restructuring on SMEs: Enhancing Entrepreneurship and a Competitive SME Sector in Europe and Session IV: Good Practices in Entrepreneurship and SME Development: the Baltic Miracle, 24-25 May.

 

2005                Member of Organising Committee for RENT Conference, Naples, Italy.

 

2005                Invited presentations to staff at Industry Canada on ‘Developing Social Enterprise; the UK Experience’ and Innovation in SMEs’, 21 October 2005

 

2005                Invited presentation on ‘Small Firms in EU Social Dialogue’ (with Mark Hart) to UK Presidency Social Dialogue event, London, 17 November

 

2006                Invited speaker at ACCA ‘Regulation and Small Business’ Debate, Westminster, May 25

 

May 2006