Described as a working guide, the book shares lessons learned from listening to owner-managers
in New Zealand.
A recent study has shown that small business owner-managers
also see education as the best strategy to change environmental behaviour within the sector (Walker, Redmond, & Goeft, 2007).
Clearly, an owner-manager
who is unaware of an agency or service will not use it.
have been warned that new tax rules could lead to further cuts in business investment.
What is harder to demonstrate is whether the owner-manager
can be persuaded to spend some time acquiring the tools because once acquired their use will lead to an improvement in business performance.
This calls for explicating domain's conditions and consequences in the owner-manager
Given the structural simplicity and the smaller number of hierarchical levels in small firms, promotion is perceived as an excellent opportunity to move closer to the owner-manager
, who is generally the main decision-maker.
Although the policies and procedures were verbalized very quickly, these procedures were not written down, as the owner-manager
dealt personally with these situations.
Woods challenges owner-managers
to talk to any graduate from their owner-manager
These are: the personality of the owner manager; the greater flexibility of small firms; the culture of small firms, particularly family firms where the owner-manager
often acts as a paternalistic figure; the scarcity culture of small firms, particularly family firms where the owner-manager
often acts as a paternalistic figure; the scarcity of resources for innovation and; the low bargaining advantages of small firms, i.
They topped the list of a league table of 10 gripes and worries for the typical owner-manager
of a small or medium-sized business.
As shown in line 1 of Table 3, there was a significant difference between the entrepreneur, owner-manager
and the non-entrepreneur groups (F (2, 316) = 32.