Perspectives on Family Businesses in New Zealand and Australia

Yvonne P. Shanahan, Alan J. Robb, Beverley R. Lord
  • Small Enterprise Research, January 2004, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.5172/ser.11.1.56

Learning themes in the small-business literature

What is it about?

This article presents a review of the literature on learning in small businesses. The sources for the review are two major databases on management research: Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and ABI/INFORM (ABI). In all, about 500 abstracts published between 1973 and 2002 have been classified.

Why is it important?

The review indicates that research on small businesses and learning is multidisciplinary and in an early stage of its growth. An in extenso analysis, of all articles in the five most prominent journals found in the review, shows few signs of coherent bodies of knowledge on which the literature draws.

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