A review of the small firm, community and region in an Australian setting

McGovern, Mark Francis. (1983). A review of the small firm, community and region in an Australian setting Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author McGovern, Mark Francis.
Thesis Title A review of the small firm, community and region in an Australian setting
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1983
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 246
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract       Considerations of economic activity as it is manifest in the very small family firm, in the community and in the very small region are based on a comprehensive review of the appropriate literature and on observation arising from a case study.

      The approach is initially and principally theoretical, with an orientation to applications of the theory. The bulk of the works consists of a review of that part of economic theory which deals with the firm, particularly the small firm and the family firm, and with associated aspects of the market. Considerations of the theory in general are used to outline the stare of the relevant theory and then inadequacies are highlighted. The last of sound economic theory in the areas of especial interest to the very small, small and family first, as well as to the very small region, will become apparent.

      A case study is used to examine the potential applications of some of the theory. The methods of analysis –a classified listing of almost all of the identifiable businesses in the study area, and a survey of many of these are used to obtain an economic description of the study area and to gain some insights into the economic forces action upon economic organizations to the study area.

      The paper concludes with a brief discussion which consolidates some of the material. The thrust of the paper is not toward any particular problem area. Rather, it is hoped that considerations will enable the development of a perspective relevant to considerations of the small firm, community and region.

 
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