Crisis plan? What crisis plan! How microentrepreneurs manage in a crisis
by Alan Budge, Wilson Irvine, Robert Smith
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 6, No. 3, 2008

Abstract: This inductive research study seeks to answer these research questions: (1) Do owners of successful microbusinesses react to crises unknowingly; or (2) Do they proactively manage crises? Using naturalistic observation and in-depth interviews of business owners running established businesses in rural Angus, UK, to establish their attitudes towards crisis planning and ongoing crises, this paper makes a contribution towards the literature of entrepreneurship by examining an underresearched aspect of entrepreneurial behaviour – namely crisis management in microbusinesses.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Jun-2008

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