Key Issues for SME Owners-Managers, A Proximity Approach

Sophie Reboud, Timothy Mazzarol, Valerie Ballereau

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Abstract

This study examines the strategic planning and innovation behaviour of owner-managers from ‘ordinary’ SMEs. A diagnostic assessment tool was used to collect data on management practice and factor analysis of quantitative data and Leximancer analysis of qualitative data employed to examine their responses. The study suggests that proximity effects, both managerial and behavioural, are strongly influential on the owner-managers' decision making. Our results shows that the level of formality in planning increases with size and complexity as does the interest in formal innovation management.
Translated title of the contribution Key Issues for SME Owners-Managers, A Proximity Approach
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationConstruire les proximités dans un monde global
Subtitle of host publicationEnjeux territoriaux, organisationnels et sociétaux
EditorsAbdelillah Hamdouch
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherFrancois Rabelais University
Pages1-21
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8èmes Journées de la Proximité: 8th Proximity Days Conference - Tours, France
Duration: 20 May 201522 May 2015

Conference

Conference8èmes Journées de la Proximité
CountryFrance
CityTours
Period20/05/1522/05/15

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Proximity
Owner-managers
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Planning
Strategic innovation
Management practices
Strategic planning
Diagnostics
Factor analysis
Decision making
Qualitative data
Innovation management
Assessment tools

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Reboud, S., Mazzarol, T., & Ballereau, V. (2015). Enjeux clés pour les propriétaires-dirigeants de PME, une approche par la proximité. In A. Hamdouch (Ed.), Construire les proximités dans un monde global : Enjeux territoriaux, organisationnels et sociétaux (pp. 1-21). France: Francois Rabelais University.
Reboud, Sophie ; Mazzarol, Timothy ; Ballereau, Valerie. / Enjeux clés pour les propriétaires-dirigeants de PME, une approche par la proximité. Construire les proximités dans un monde global : Enjeux territoriaux, organisationnels et sociétaux. editor / Abdelillah Hamdouch. France : Francois Rabelais University, 2015. pp. 1-21
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Reboud, S, Mazzarol, T & Ballereau, V 2015, Enjeux clés pour les propriétaires-dirigeants de PME, une approche par la proximité. in A Hamdouch (ed.), Construire les proximités dans un monde global : Enjeux territoriaux, organisationnels et sociétaux. Francois Rabelais University, France, pp. 1-21, 8èmes Journées de la Proximité, Tours, France, 20/05/15.

Enjeux clés pour les propriétaires-dirigeants de PME, une approche par la proximité. / Reboud, Sophie; Mazzarol, Timothy; Ballereau, Valerie.

Construire les proximités dans un monde global : Enjeux territoriaux, organisationnels et sociétaux. ed. / Abdelillah Hamdouch. France : Francois Rabelais University, 2015. p. 1-21.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

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Reboud S, Mazzarol T, Ballereau V. Enjeux clés pour les propriétaires-dirigeants de PME, une approche par la proximité. In Hamdouch A, editor, Construire les proximités dans un monde global : Enjeux territoriaux, organisationnels et sociétaux. France: Francois Rabelais University. 2015. p. 1-21