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Crisis plan?

Budge, Alan; Irvine, Wilson; Smith, Robert


Alan Budge

Wilson Irvine

Robert Smith


This inductive research study seeks to answer these research questions: (1) Do owners of successful microbusinesses react to crises unknowingly; or (2) Do they proactively manage crises? Using naturalistic observation and in-depth interviews of business owners running established businesses in rural Angus, UK, to establish their attitudes towards crisis planning and ongoing crises, this paper makes a contribution towards the literature of entrepreneurship by examining an underresearched aspect of entrepreneurial behaviour “ namely crisis management in microbusinesses.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2008
Journal International journal of entrepreneurship and small business
Print ISSN 1476-1297
Electronic ISSN 1741-8054
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 337-354
Institution Citation BUDGE, A., IRVINE, W. and SMITH, R. 2008. Crisis plan? What crisis plan! How microentrepreneurs manage in a crisis. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 6(3), pages 337-354. Available from:
Keywords Microentrepreneurs; Micro businesses; Crisis plan; Crisis management script; Bucolic entrepreneurs


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