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Issue 1

Theme issue: Exploring the frontiers of small business
     Papers from the ISBE Annual Conference
Guest editor: Paul D Hannon

Guest editorial

Exploring the frontiers of small business 1 – 2
Paul D Hannon

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Developing a coherent enterprise support policy: a new challenge for governments 3 – 19
Colette Henry, Frances Hill, Claire Leitch

Examining clusters formation from the 'bottom-up': an analysis of four cases in the North of England 21 – 35
Andrew Atherton

Innovation and the use of technology in manufacturing plants and SMEs: an interregional comparison 37 – 52
David Smallbone, David North, Stephen Roper, Ian Vickers

Facilitating innovation in opto-electronics in a national, global, and regional context 53 – 70
Chris Hendry, James Brown, Hans-Dieter Ganter, Susanne Hilland

Once more into the sunset? Asian clothing firms after the national minimum wage 71 – 88
Monder Ram, Mark Gilman, James Arrowsmith, Paul Edwards

Achieving 'sustainable business': a study of perceptions of environmental best practice by SMEs in South Yorkshire 89 – 105
Nick Taylor, Karen Barker, Mike Simpson

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An assessment of the business environment for high-tech industrial development in Shanghai 107 – 137
Wen Hong

How can we reap the fruits of academic research in biotechnology? In search of critical success factors in policies for new-firm formation 139 – 155
Marina van Geenhuizen

Reviews 157 – 158
Walks on Gainsborough: Fenced off: the suburbanization of American politics
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