What Do Owner-Managers In Small Firms Really Do? Differences In Managerial Behavior In Small And Large Organizations

Henrik Florén, Joakim Tell
  • Small Enterprise Research, January 2004, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.5172/ser.12.1.57

What do owner-managers in small firms really do?

What is it about?

The research presented is a replication of Mintzberg's on managerial work. The article focuses on owner-managers in small manufacturing firms in an initial attempt to reveal the nature of the work undertaken by this type of managers.

Why is it important?

Empirically this paper draws on an observational study that deployed the method of structured observation. The daily activities of the small-firm owner-managers in our study are characterized by, among other things, informality and constant interruption as the process by which their work is organized.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Joakim Tell and Associate Professor Henrik Florén