Palgrave Studies in Cross-disciplinary Business Research, In Association with EuroMed Academy of Business

The Changing Role of SMEs in Global Business

Volume I: Paradigms of Opportunities and Challenges

Editors: Thrassou, A., Vrontis, D., Weber, Y., Shams, S.M.R., Tsoukatos, E. (Eds.)

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  • Provides coverage of a variety of geographic regions, market types and industries, and business field applications
  • Includes case studies as well as empirical data
  • Explores critical success factors of SMEs
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SMEs are significant job creators and drivers of innovation and competition in most economic sectors. Furthermore, the traditional constraints of small and medium enterprises, such as geographic operations, are now being dissolved by technological developments. This means that there are new opportunities for SMEs, and their fundamental principles are being redefined: the aims, competencies, strategy, management, practice, and scope of these businesses are changing, with wide-ranging implications.

This is the first part of a two volume work that incorporates scientific chapters on SME business theory and practice. Authors provide a balanced perspective of the present and future of SMEs across all business disciplines, including management, strategy, marketing, economics, and finance. While Volume II explores external issues such as contextual forces, the effects of the financial crisis, and macro-economic effects, this first volume focuses on the individual SME and internal issues such as innovation, quality, and digitization.

About the authors

Alkis Thrassou is Professor in the School of Business at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and a Senior Research Fellow of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB). He has undertaken significant research in the fields of strategic marketing, management and customer behaviour.

Demetris Vrontis is Professor and Vice Rector for Faculty and Research at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, as well the Editor-in-Chief of the EuroMed Journal of Business (EMJB) and the President of the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI).

Yaakov Weber is Professor and Director of the Research Unit, School of Business Administration, College of Management, Israel. He is the Founder and President of EMRBI and EMAB.

S. M. Riad Shams is Lecturer at the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. He has published eight edited books, contributed articles to top-tier international journals, guest-edited for various reputed journals, and he is the founding editor of the International Journal of Big Data Management.

Evangelos Tsoukatos teaches Management at the University of Applied Sciences Crete, Greece, and is adjunct faculty at the University of Nicosia and the Hellenic Open University. He is Associate Editor of EMJB.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Editorial Introduction: The Changing Opportunities and Challenges of SMEs in Contemporary Business

    Pages 1-13

    Thrassou, Alkis (et al.)

  • Exploring SMEs’ Risk Management in Southern Germany

    Pages 15-42

    Britzelmaier, Bernd (et al.)

  • The Medical Clinic of Proximity: Business Controversies and Medical Challenges

    Pages 43-64

    Mihoreanu, Larisa

  • The Role of Digitalization in SMEs’ Strategy Development: The Case of Sweden

    Pages 65-88

    Fjellström, Daniella (et al.)

  • EU Public Procurement: The SME Perspective

    Pages 89-107

    Maniatis, Antonios

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Role of SMEs in Global Business
Book Subtitle
Volume I: Paradigms of Opportunities and Challenges
Editors
  • Alkis Thrassou
  • Demetris Vrontis
  • Yaakov Weber
  • S. M. Riad Shams
  • Evangelos Tsoukatos
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cross-disciplinary Business Research, In Association with EuroMed Academy of Business
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45831-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45831-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45830-0
Series ISSN
2523-8167
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 258
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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