The big concerns of small business: a qualitative study

Tui McKeown, Timothy Mazzarol, John Rice

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Abstract

This paper presents insights from a qualitative study of small business owners across Australia. The findings identified four key themes that emerged from the discussions. The first focuses on regulation and examines small business owners’ views on the nature of workplace regulation. The second theme identified that small business owners view success as a trade-off between structural quantity (i.e. more employees, greater financial returns), and functional quality (i.e. personal satisfaction and lifestyle). This third theme focused on owners’ perceptions of their business and its role in their personal and professional life. The final theme examined the future of the Australian workplace. An overall review of the findings is then presented to draw together the discussion and conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st Annual ANZAM Conference 2017
Place of PublicationGold Coast, QLD
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event31st Annual Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM: Creative Disruption: Managing in a Digital Age - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20178 Dec 2017

Conference

Conference31st Annual Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period5/12/178/12/17

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