The Status of Planning in Small Businesses

Ibrahim, Nabil A.; Angelidis, John P.; Parsa, Faramarz
June 2004
American Business Review;Jun2004, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p52
Academic Journal
Despite research efforts and the growing importance of small companies in the U.S. economy, there is little empirical work that has examined the techniques, tools, and approaches to planning that are actually being used by these businesses. This study is designed to partially fill this gap in literature by reporting the results of a survey of small businesses in the U.S. The intent is to develop a profile for small firms with respect to their strategic planning processes.


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