Bluhm, Katharina

Change in SMEs

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Table of contents

1. Why Should the Varieties Literature Grant Smaller Firms More Attention? An Introduction
Katharina Bluhm, Rudi Schmidt

Part I. Changing Financing, Ownership and Firm Management

2. The Power of Financial Markets — What Does that Mean and How Does it Work for Different Categories of Companies?
Jürgen Kädtler, Michael Faust

3. Change within Traditional Channels: German SMEs, the Restructuring of the Banking Sector, and the Growing Shareholder-Value Orientation
Katharina Bluhm, Bernd Martens

4. Corporate Financing, Management and Organization in SMEs: An Anglo-German Comparison
Mike Geppert, Bernd Martens

5. Stakeholder or Shareholder Orientation? Entrepreneurial Careers and Value Preferences of Entrepreneurs in East Germany
Rainhart Lang

6. SMEs in France: New Perspectives and New Generation of Small-Business Owners
Alain Fayolle, Salma Fattoum

7. Family Business and Family Change: The End of Patriarchalism
Hermann Kotthoff

Part II. SMEs in Globalized Production Networks

8. SMEs in the Global Economy: A Comparison of the Global Production Networks of German and British Clothing Firms
Christel Lane, Jocelyn Probert

9. Flexibility and Formalization: Rethinking Space and Governance in Corporations and Manufacturing Regions
Gary Herrigel

10. Innovation Strategies of Non-Research-Intensive SMEs
Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen

11. From the ‘Wild West’ Towards Europe: Change and Challenges in SMEs in Poland
Tadeusz Borkowski, Aleksander Marcinkowski

Part III. Labour Relations in Change

12. Structural Changes and New Forms of Social Regulation in the ‘Third Italy’ — the Case of the Emilia-Romagna Region
Volker Telljohann

13. Polish SMEs at a Crossroads: Market Strategies and Labour Relations in Global Competition
Ralph-Elmar Lungwitz, Manfred Wannöffel, Yvonne Rückert

14. Unravelling Regulation: How Production Relocation to the East Impacts the German Model of Labour Relations at the Workplace
Michael Fichter

15. Irregular Forms of Employee Interest Representation in SMEs: A German-French Comparison
Ingrid Artus

16. Social Relationships in German SMEs: An East-West Comparison
Rudi Schmidt

Keywords: Business and Management, Small Business, International Business, Management, Organization, Economic History

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