Coordination and Competition in Small Business Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Australia and Denmark
Parker, Rachel L. (2002) Coordination and Competition in Small Business Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Australia and Denmark. Journal of Economic Issues, 36(4), pp. 935-952.
Small business policy has become a major focus of industrial policy initiatives in the OECD countries (Storey and Tether 1998). A range of policy measures are utilised in support of small business, including direct financial support, the provision of advisory services, the education and training of entrepreneurs and linkages between firms and the social environment. These policy measures are often regarded as interdependent, creating an overall public policy system in support of small firms (Parker 1999, 2000; Storey and Tether 1998). While there is a common trend of increasing support for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the OECD, different countries appear to have developed very different approaches to small business policy (OECD 2000a).
The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework for the cross-national comparison of small business policy. In the first section of the paper, existing frameworks for the comparative analysis of industrial policy are expanded to accommodate the focus on the firm in small business policy. This reflects the increasing tendency to link competitiveness to the strategic behaviour of organisations within a particular national context (Porter 1990).
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Rachel Parker, Public Policy, Small Business Policy, Framework of cross, national comparison of small business policy|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Association for Evolutionary Economics|
|Copyright Statement:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 23:31|
Repository Staff Only: item control page