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International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business


Special Issue on: "Performance Measurement in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises"

Guest Editor: Assistant Prof. Milind Kumar Sharma, Jai Narain Vyas University, India

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) cover a wide spectrum of industries and play an important role in both developed and developing economies. The adoption of new technologies and management practices by SMEs has been regarded by many academics and practitioners as a fundamental requirement to be competitive in today's business scenario, arguing that more competitiveness of the SMEs are based on effective day-to-day business performance across and within firms faster than before. For this, the performance measurement system is a major force in the era of globalisation. Studies on adoption of the performance measurement system in SMEs are relatively recent especially in developing countries.

This special issue is designed to act as a forum bringing these studies together. 'Performance Measurement' in 'SMEs' in this context, should be conceived broadly and can include a range of contributions on individual, social and regional factors involved with the adoption of performance measurement systems and performance measurement related practices within the context of SMEs.

The objective of the special issue, therefore, is to act as a mechanism to bring together studies from different disciplinary orientations and to provide a forum for these contributions to be synthesised. Another purpose is to further identify the nature and extent of performance measurement in SMEs. Conceptual, empirical, survey, and case-based papers are welcome. The special issue will be attractive to any reader of the journal but especially those interested in performance measurement. Research reported in this special issue will have implications for all managers and entrepreneurs responsible for performance measurement in SMEs.

Subject Coverage
Topics suitable for this special issue include but are not limited to:
  • Performance measurement in SMEs
  • Role of performance measurement in SMEs in e-business
  • Role of top management in adopting performance measurement in SMEs
  • Barriers in performance measurement in SMEs
  • Benefits observed/perceived by performance measurement in SMEs
  • Role of performance measurement in SMEs networks and clusters
  • Performance measurement of supply chain management in SMEs
  • Role of incubators, science park, associations, institutions and universities in performance measurement
  • Government policy and performance measurement
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) in performance measurement
  • Role of information systems (IS) in performance measurement in SMEs
  • Strengths and weaknesses of SMEs in performance measurement
  • Challenges and issues in adoption of performance measurement systems in SMEs
  • Threats in performance measurement in SMEs

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts : 31 May 2007

Notification of peer review to authors : 31 July 2007

Deadline for submitting revised manuscripts : 30 September 2007