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COMM 6510 Managing a Sustainable Small Business: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

COMM 6510 Course Readings

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Andrus, P. (2013). Think small. Entrepreneur, 41(12), 88–93.

Billingham, P. (2014). Phil Billingham: Making business plans in an uncertain world. Money Marketing, 2.

Business Continuity. (2011). MWP, 155(5), 20–22.

Cardamone, J. R. (2012). Taking the leap. Inventors' Digest, 28(4), 34.

Cordeiro, W. P. (2013). Small businesses ignore strategic planning at their peril. Academy of Business Research Journal, 3, 22–30.

Dragotta, R. G. (2014). Saving your practice from HR headaches. Journal of Financial Planning, 27(8), 18–19.

Eddy, N. (2014). Small-business owners need better business plans. eWeek, 1.

Gunderman, K., & McKissack, M. (2014). 5 tips for buying a family-owned business. Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker's Journal, 49(10), 48–49.

Haddon, D. (2014). Buying and selling a business. NZ Business, 28(10), 55.

Hariharaputhran, D. (2010). Hard- head and soft- heart- the formula for success for small-scale business. Paintindia, 60(5), 101–102.

Hurst, E., & Pugsley, B. W. (2011). What do small businesses do? Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, (2), 73–118.

Korunka, C., Kessler, A., Frank, H., & Lueger, M. (2010). Personal characteristics, resources, and environment as predictors of business survival. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 83(4), 1025–1051.

Krell, E. (2011). The state of small business. Baylor Business Review, 30(1), 4-9.

Kristof, K. (2014). Secrets of start-up success. Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 68(5), 12.

Lofstrom, M., Bates, T., & Parker, S. C. (2014). Why are some people more likely to become small-businesses owners than others: Entrepreneurship entry and industry-specific barriers. Journal of Business Venturing, 29, 232–251.

Massey, K. B., & Campbell, N. (2013). Human resources management: Big problem for small business? Entrepreneurial Executive, 18, 77–88.

Owens, K. S., Kirwan, J. R., Lounsbury, J. W., Levy, J. J., & Gibson, L. W. (2013). Personality correlates of self-employed small business owners' success. Work, 45(1), 73–85.

Perry, C., Meredith, G. G., & Cunnington, H. J. (1988). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OWNER/MANAGERS IN AUSTRALIA. Journal Of Small Business Management, 26(2), 76-79.

Petrova, K. (2012). Part-time entrepreneurship and financial constraints: evidence from the panel study of entrepreneurial dynamics. Small Business Economics, 39(2), 473–493.

Raffiee, J., & Feng, J. (2014). Should I quit my day job? A hybrid path to entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Journal, 57(4), 936–963.

Sim, L., & Wilhelm, K. (2010). What is it worth? CA Magazine, 143(3), 39–41.

Small business, big ideas. (2013). Canadian Business, 86(7), 57–63.

Stitely, F. (2011). The danger of using SDE in business valuation. Value Examiner, 20–23.

Teirlinck, P., & Spithoven, A. (2013). Formal R&D management and strategic decision making in small firms in knowledge-intensive business services. R&D Management, 43(1), 37–51.

Thinking outside the cubicle. (2014). OfficePro, 74(1), 8.

Tyulkova, N. (2014). A flexible organizational structure as a way of knowledge management in SMEs. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning, 549–557.

Williams, V. T., & Kollar, R. J. (2013). What are the risks? Journal of Accountancy, 215(3), 40–43.


Other Readings

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