Small business performance: a UK tourism sector focus

Alison J. Morrison, Rivanda Teixeira

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    Abstract

    Discussion and analysis of small businesses tends to work on generalised, popularised understanding and knowledge of what their motivations are and how they behave in a business environment. The need to explore below these generalisations into the submerged variables and relationships is argued in this paper if academics and policy makers seriously want to interpret and induct theory and practice from the key actors within their natural habitat. Thus, this paper provides a conceptual framework relative to small, urban tourism business performance, which is used as an analytical framework to guide the interpretation of qualitative research undertaken with small businesses in the City of Glasgow. Specifically, discussion and conclusions focus on the complexity and multi-dimensional nature of small tourism business performance, aspects pertaining to competitive advantages, and the enterprise development issues arising from the prioritisation of lifestyle objectives over those of a more explicit economic nature. Conclusions are drawn relative to research, managerial and enterprise policy implications.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages166-173
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
    Volume11
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Tourism sector
    Business performance
    Small business
    Prioritization
    Enterprise development
    Tourism
    Economics
    Competitive advantage
    Qualitative research
    Urban tourism
    Business environment
    Habitat
    Policy implications
    Politicians
    Lifestyle
    Conceptual framework

    Keywords

    • business performance
    • UK
    • tourism sector
    • lifestyles
    • small enterprises
    • tourism

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    Morrison, Alison J. ; Teixeira, Rivanda. / Small business performance: a UK tourism sector focus. In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 2004 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 166-173.
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