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Contemplating Knudsen's Baseline: Where Small is not so Beautiful
Jones, CD (2005) Contemplating Knudsen's Baseline: Where Small is not so Beautiful. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 18 (3). pp. 273-288. ISSN 0827-6331
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Does the Internet's World Wide Web (the web) represent an opportunity or threat to the small firms of the world? In line with recent calls for entrepreneurship research to adopt a more evolutionary approach, this article considers the context, process, and possible outcomes of small place-based firms operating in a web-impacted environment. Despite initial optimism that the web would provide a level-playing field for firms of all sizes, little evidence exist to support such a notion. When the learning abilities deemed necessary to exploit the web are considered, it would seem that only the most entrepreneurial of small firms would likely adapt to web-impacted environments. It is concluded that the present rate of web-based change represents a unique and valuable research opportunity for entrepreneurship researchers.
|Keywords:||Small Firms, World Wide Web, Evolutionary Theories|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship|
|Page Range:||pp. 273-288|
|Date Deposited:||15 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:13|
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