publication . Article . 2006

Editorial: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in Small Islands

Baldacchino, Godfrey; Fairbairn, Te’o I. J.; godfrey.baldacchino@um.edu.mt;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, volume 19, pages 331-340 (issn: 0827-6331, eissn: 2169-2610, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Malta
Abstract
This paper reviews the limited literature on successful small business and entrepreneurship in small islands, with a focus on Pacific and European research. It argues that the notable specific contribution of this collection is its focus on tangible examples of successful island entrepreneurship, and the specific challenges towards entrepreneurship faced by island people. This approach is micro-oriented and very close to the actual human entrepreneurs that lead and shine by example. This is contrary to much received wisdom, which tends to be overshadowed by macro-structural and institutional approaches that emphasize chronic vulnerability.
Subjects
free text keywords: Small business -- Europe, Small business -- Pacific Area, Islands -- Europe, Islands -- Pacific Area, Entrepreneurship -- Pacific Area, Entrepreneurship -- Europe, Small business, business.industry, business, Economic growth, Vulnerability, Economic geography, Entrepreneurship
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