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Entrepreneur as an authentic leader: A study of small and medium sized enterprises in Pakistan
Taimoor Abid,Mohsin Altaf,Usman Yousaf,Mohammad Majid Mehmood Bagram
Management Science Letters , 2012,
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the authentic leadership styles of an entrepreneurs and its impact on employee’s commitment and satisfaction. By using the authentic leadership model, this study seeks to give a tentative test of the connection among employees’ awareness of the business creator as an authentic leader and the employees’ attitudes. Findings are that the opinion of employees’ about authentic leadership serves as the intoxicating analyst of employee job satisfaction and organizational commitment.
Small and Medium Enterprises and Human Resource Practices in Pakistan
Naveed R. Khan,Marinah Awang,Che Mohd Zulkifli
International Journal of Asian Social Science , 2013,
Abstract: This paper presented the overview of the human resource practices in small and medium enterprises. The nature and importance of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) sector in Pakistan’s economy is unparallel. Hence this paper discussed the general views of the SMEs operating in Pakistan, the current employment sector and the HR practices in SMEs. The arguments developed in the paper supports the contention that SMEs in Pakistan have great potential for greater economic and social development. Some key issues pertaining to Pakistan’s SMEs are also identified.
Construction of Soft Power of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises  [cached]
Hongyu LI,Meiyue LIU,Jiayi ZHAO
Cross-Cultural Communication , 2012, DOI: 10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020120805.zr0065
Abstract: Enterprise soft strength is a part of core competitiveness of the enterprise, so this paper takes small and mediumsized enterprises as research object to introduces the meanings and characteristics of enterprise soft power, and it puts forward the main contents of soft power of small and medium-sized enterprises and the problems which are existing in the process of construct enterprise soft power, and then the author gives the countermeasures to improve the soft power of small and medium-sized enterprises. Key words: Enterprise soft power; Small and medium-sized enterprises; Construction
Analysis in Issues of Infromationization Process in Medium-sized and Small Enterprises and Their Countermeasures  [cached]
Ling Li
Asian Social Science , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v6n7p81
Abstract: The rapid development of information technology enables informationization to become the necessary means for medium-sized and small enterprises to improve their competitive advantages. With efforts for several years, establishment of informationization in medium-sized and small enterprises has achieved some achievements. However, because they started later, together with disadvantages of the enterprises themselves, the overall application level of informationization is still low. Through analysis of the important significance of informationization implementation in medium-sized and small enterprises, this article summarized primary issues existing in the process of informationization in medium-sized and small enterprises and their causes, and proposed suggestions with operability on that basis. The conclusion of this article has extremely important significance to practices of informationization in medium-sized and small enterprises in China.
TheWay to Internationalization for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises !a Industry Cluste  [cached]
Xiaoshui Yu,Jinsheng He
Modern Applied Science , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/mas.v1n4p7
Abstract: With the globalization of the world economy, especially after China entering the WTO, it is an unavoidable trend for China!? small & medium-sized enterprises to join the international competition.According to the analysis on the advantages and disadvantages of China!?s small & medium-sized enterprises, industrial cluster should be an efficient way for the small medium-sized enterprises to reach the target of internationalization. By establishing and improving specialized industry clusters with regional uniqueness, China!?s small & medium-sized enterprises could have formed their core competing powe in global competition and carry out their strategy of internationalization.
Bridging “Digital Divide” in Medium and Small-sized Enterprises’Informatization
Baozhen Chen
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009,
Abstract: Great significance lies in the informatization of medium and small-sized enterprises in that it will convert the economic growth method and improve those enterprises’ competitive abilities at the international market. However, “digital divide” confronted in their informatization must be bridged by reinforcing the support for their informatization process, achieving the goal of informatization step by step, actively promoting “the Enterprises’ Informatization Project” and soundly carrying out the conversion of medium and small-sized enterprises’ focus.
Ileana Hamburg,Christiane Lindecke,Judith Terstriep
E-learning and Education , 2005,
Abstract: eLearning through its flexibility and facility of access is seen as a major enabler of lifelong learning (LLL), as a catalyst of change and a chance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their business and to integrate into European market. But so far the eLearning in the context of vocational educational training has been mainly adopted by large enterprises, while only little activity can be observed in SMEs. The question arises what the chances and challenges for SMEs are and what is the experience with its usage. In this paper after a presentation of key issues in eLearning chances and challenges of eLearning for SMEs are discussed and experiences are exemplified by three EU-funded eLearning projects. The focus lies on the ongoing project ARIEL - Analysing and Reporting the Implementation of Electronic Learning in Europe - coordinated by the Institut Arbeit und Technik (IAT).
Internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises
Zoran Paunovi?,Darko Prebe?ac
Tr?i?te/Market , 2010,
Abstract: Highly developed countries, which are similar to Croatia by size and population, highlight the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as holders of export activities and key factors in raising the competitiveness of the entire economy. In this paper authors research the concept of internationalization of SMEs. Analyzing the influence of decision makers on the process of internationalization and showing its advantages and disadvantages for the respective company and country, this research introduces the most common models on the basis of which this process is implemented in practice. A case study of a small export company from Croatia illustrates the process of internationalization to the U.S. market and provides useful information to the companies which are planning to enter new markets.
JURA : Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis , 2009,
Abstract: The paper examines the role of SME sector in Moldova’s economy and its likely implications in the RD processes. There are emphasized several key features of the relationship between knowledge economy, RD and SMEs, and their effect on regional and local communities. Then, a summary of RD particular features in Moldova is presented.The role of SME sector, examined in terms of its performance by ownership and activity types, as a whole and by main firms’ categories (micro-, small, and medium-sized) is analyzed. Small enterprises have been considered as the most adequate solution forpromoting RD in general case. National-level analysis is completed by regional insight into the sector as a whole. Finally, some critical aspects of SMEs’ role in RD in Moldova are discussed.
Strategic Financial Management in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises  [cached]
Zongsheng Liu
International Journal of Business and Management , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v5n2p132
Abstract: Along with the development of social economy and the progress of science and technology, Chinese enterprises are being in a stage filled with opportunities and dangers. This paper introduces the connotation and significance of strategic financial management, elaborates the problems in the financial strategies conducted by small and medium-sized enterprises together with the causes and proposes some countermeasures finally.
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