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Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance in Nigeria. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. 2021. Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance In Nigeria. Presented at 2021 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE): bridging enterprise, policy and practice: creating social and public value, 28-29 October 2021, Cardiff, UK.

Aim: The aim of this research is to critically evaluate the role of access to finance on the development of female-run enterprises in Nigeria. The study extends this to examine the role of gender as it is perceived in the Nigerian society, and how th... Read More about Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance in Nigeria..

Collaborative resistance: how a craft beer scene was built through sharing and nurturing relationships. (2021)
Book Chapter
CUNNINGHAM, J. and FRASER, S.S. 2021. Collaborative resistance: how a craft beer scene was built through sharing and nurturing relationships. In Clarke, D., Ellis, V., Patrick-Thomson, H. and Weir, D. (eds.) Researching craft beer: understanding production, community and culture in an evolving sector. Bingley: Emerald [online], chapter 6, pages 79-98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80043-184-320211006

In this chapter, we explore the entrepreneurial nature of craft brewing. We find growth in the microbrewery sector has been supported through a cooperative approach between competing artisanal small firms. This has helped build competitive advantage... Read More about Collaborative resistance: how a craft beer scene was built through sharing and nurturing relationships..

Craft beer sector collaboration in North East Scotland: the role of individual success. (2020)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and BARCLAY, S. 2020. Craft beer sector collaboration in North East Scotland: the role of individual success. International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 21(4), pages 263-274. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750320921296

Our understanding of craft brewing is beginning to grow and a key theme to emerge from this artistic and intrinsically creative sector is the dependence on collaboration between entrepreneurial agents. In the North East of Scotland, the growth in cra... Read More about Craft beer sector collaboration in North East Scotland: the role of individual success..

Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors. (2019)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and TOLONEN, K.-M. 2019. Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 37(4), pages 492-512. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2019.101700

Berlin is a city famous for its artistic culture and uniquely inspired history, building a hotbed of creativity to draw talent from across the world. Our research problem is that, notwithstanding abundant creativity, Berlin's economy struggles behind... Read More about Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors..

Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and MCGUIRE, D. 2019. Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland. Human resource development international [online], 22(5), pages 526-552. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2019.1608124

Minority-ethnic, family-run SMEs perform an increasingly important role in the Scottish economy. Yet, research has identified that such businesses are less likely to access publicly-funded business support and training opportunities. This paper draws... Read More about Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland..

Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding. (2018)
Journal Article
WASIM, J., CUNNINGHAM, J., MAXWELL-COLE, A. and TAYLOR, J.R. 2020. Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], 26(1), pages 141-157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-05-2017-0167

Purpose: Knowledge transfer plays a key role in the succession process. While much attention has been given to the passing of business knowledge form incumbent to successor, less is known about the use of nonfamily knowledge during this most crucial... Read More about Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding..

Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms. (2018)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. 2020. Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms. International journal of human resource management [online], 31(22), pages 2785-2807. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1469160

Family businesses are held in high regard the world over for their impact on employment, credited in part to their longevity and abundance. In spite of this omnipresence, we have only begun to understand the day-to-day realities of the family busines... Read More about Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms..

Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. (2018)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2018. Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. Group decision and negotiation [online], 27(3), pages 393-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-018-9563-0

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of confidence in how both new and experienced entrepreneurs interpret and make sense of their business environment to inform decision-making. We illustrate our conceptual arguments with descriptive... Read More about Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making..

The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. (2017)
Journal Article
KALDEN, J.N., CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 18(2), pages 91-104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750317706439

The German economy is praised for its stability, creating a seemingly strong economic environment in which entrepreneurship should thrive. Our research problem is that, in spite of the strong economy, new venture creation rates are substantially lowe... Read More about The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives..

Perceptions of knowledge sharing among small family firm leaders: a structural equation model. (2016)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J., SEAMAN, C. and MCGUIRE, D. 2017. Perceptions of knowledge sharing among small family firm leaders: a structural equation model. Family business review [online], 30(2), pages 160-181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486516682667

Small family firms have many unique relational qualities with implications for how knowledge is passed between individuals. Extant literature posits leadership approach as important in explaining differences in knowledge-sharing climate from one firm... Read More about Perceptions of knowledge sharing among small family firm leaders: a structural equation model..

Knowledge sharing in small family firms: a leadership perspective. (2015)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J., SEAMAN, C. and MCGUIRE, D. 2016. Knowledge sharing in small family firms: a leadership perspective. Journal of family business strategy [online], 7(1), pages 34-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.10.002

Knowledge sharing is considered critical in the development of a knowledge resource to contribute to the strategic development of the firm. However, how this key organisational activity takes place in small family firms is unknown, as much of the sur... Read More about Knowledge sharing in small family firms: a leadership perspective..

Adapt and thrive. (2014)
Other
CUNNINGHAM, J. 2014. Adapt and thrive. Private client advisor, 20(1), pages 16-19.

Family businesses are unique, peculiar and without question set-aside from non-family rivals. Dealing with them can be an emotional roller-coaster for both practitioner and client. The academic discussion surrounding family firms over the past fiftee... Read More about Adapt and thrive..