Cross-country differences in attitudes to business associations during the 2007–2010 recession

Peter Hulten, A. Barron, Douglas Bryson

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    This paper uses empirical data gathered through an on-line survey of 206 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), conducted in France, Sweden and the UK. The paper examines cross-country differences in SME managers’ perceptions of business associations as sources of political intelligence and their ability to influence policy responses to financial crises. Findings demonstrate that the respondents’ countries of origin are significantly correlated with (1) their use of information sources to gather political intelligence, (2) their perceptions regarding the effectiveness of business associations in influencing policy outcomes, and (3) their perceptions regarding policymakers’ appreciation of information provided by SME associations.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages352–361
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of World Business
    Volume47
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    Fingerprint

    Country differences
    Small and medium-sized enterprises
    Recession
    Business associations
    Financial crisis
    Managers
    Sweden
    Policy responses
    Sources of information
    Empirical data
    France
    Country of origin
    Politicians

    Keywords

    • business associations
    • policy outcomes
    • SMEs
    • France
    • Sweden
    • UK
    • recession

    Cite this

    Hulten, Peter ; Barron, A. ; Bryson, Douglas. / Cross-country differences in attitudes to business associations during the 2007–2010 recession. In: Journal of World Business. 2012 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 352–361.
    @article{43d16ac600de48fe99e788f259298d31,
    title = "Cross-country differences in attitudes to business associations during the 2007–2010 recession",
    abstract = "This paper uses empirical data gathered through an on-line survey of 206 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), conducted in France, Sweden and the UK. The paper examines cross-country differences in SME managers’ perceptions of business associations as sources of political intelligence and their ability to influence policy responses to financial crises. Findings demonstrate that the respondents’ countries of origin are significantly correlated with (1) their use of information sources to gather political intelligence, (2) their perceptions regarding the effectiveness of business associations in influencing policy outcomes, and (3) their perceptions regarding policymakers’ appreciation of information provided by SME associations.",
    keywords = "business associations, policy outcomes, SMEs, France, Sweden, UK, recession",
    author = "Peter Hulten and A. Barron and Douglas Bryson",
    year = "2012",
    month = "7",
    doi = "10.1016/j.jwb.2011.05.003",
    language = "English",
    volume = "47",
    pages = "352–361",
    journal = "Journal of World Business",
    issn = "1090-9516",
    number = "3",

    }

    Cross-country differences in attitudes to business associations during the 2007–2010 recession. / Hulten, Peter; Barron, A.; Bryson, Douglas.

    In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 47, No. 3, 07.2012, p. 352–361.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Cross-country differences in attitudes to business associations during the 2007–2010 recession

    AU - Hulten, Peter

    AU - Barron, A.

    AU - Bryson, Douglas

    PY - 2012/7

    Y1 - 2012/7

    N2 - This paper uses empirical data gathered through an on-line survey of 206 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), conducted in France, Sweden and the UK. The paper examines cross-country differences in SME managers’ perceptions of business associations as sources of political intelligence and their ability to influence policy responses to financial crises. Findings demonstrate that the respondents’ countries of origin are significantly correlated with (1) their use of information sources to gather political intelligence, (2) their perceptions regarding the effectiveness of business associations in influencing policy outcomes, and (3) their perceptions regarding policymakers’ appreciation of information provided by SME associations.

    AB - This paper uses empirical data gathered through an on-line survey of 206 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), conducted in France, Sweden and the UK. The paper examines cross-country differences in SME managers’ perceptions of business associations as sources of political intelligence and their ability to influence policy responses to financial crises. Findings demonstrate that the respondents’ countries of origin are significantly correlated with (1) their use of information sources to gather political intelligence, (2) their perceptions regarding the effectiveness of business associations in influencing policy outcomes, and (3) their perceptions regarding policymakers’ appreciation of information provided by SME associations.

    KW - business associations

    KW - policy outcomes

    KW - SMEs

    KW - France

    KW - Sweden

    KW - UK

    KW - recession

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84860989937&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10909516

    U2 - 10.1016/j.jwb.2011.05.003

    DO - 10.1016/j.jwb.2011.05.003

    M3 - Article

    VL - 47

    SP - 352

    EP - 361

    JO - Journal of World Business

    T2 - Journal of World Business

    JF - Journal of World Business

    SN - 1090-9516

    IS - 3

    ER -