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Professor Robert Blackburn BA MA PhD

Professor of Entrepreneurship Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. An introduction to Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (Chapter - 2020)
  2. Founders’ social identity and entrepreneurial self-efficacy amongst nascent entrepreneurs: A configurational perspective (Journal article - 2020)
  3. The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Book - 2017)
  4. Business advice by accountants to SMEs: relationships and trust (Journal article - 2018)
  5. Are the HR responses of small firms different from large firms in times of recession? (Journal article - 2016)
  6. Identity as a causal power (Journal article - 2018)
  7. Job Stress in the United Kingdom: Are Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Large Enterprises Different? (Journal article - 2015)
  8. Researching small firms and entrepreneurship in the UK: Developments and distinctiveness (Journal article - 2008)
  9. Researching the Small Enterprise (Book - 2000)
  10. Fix or fixation? The contributions and limitations of entrepreneurship and small firms to combating social exclusion (Journal article - 2006)

2020

Technology Foresight of UK SMES: Opportunities and Challenges for Growth and Productivity (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Vecchiato, R., Do, H., & Pierrakis, Y. (2020, November 18). Technology Foresight of UK SMES: Opportunities and Challenges for Growth and Productivity. In Research in Entrepreneurship, RENT XXXIV. Naples Virtual.

An introduction to Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., Laveren, E., Ben-Hafaïedh, C., & Díaz-García, C. (2020). An introduction to Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. In Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 1-10). Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.e-elgar.com/

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (Book)

Laveren, E., Blackburn, R., Ben-Hafaïedh, C., Díaz-García, C., & Moreno, Á. G. (2020). Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Emotion and Business Exit (Conference Paper)

Afrahi, B., & Blackburn, R. (2020). Emotion and Business Exit. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2020 (pp. 12849). Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2020.12849abstract

DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2020.12849abstract

Founders’ social identity and entrepreneurial self-efficacy amongst nascent entrepreneurs: A configurational perspective (Journal article)

Hand, C., Iskandarova, M., & Blackburn, R. (2020). Founders’ social identity and entrepreneurial self-efficacy amongst nascent entrepreneurs: A configurational perspective. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 13, e00160. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2020.e00160

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbvi.2020.e00160

2019

Policy Support for Born Global Enterprises: A Critical Review (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Smallbone, D., & Do, H. (2019). Policy Support for Born Global Enterprises: A Critical Review. In RENT XXXIII Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Berlin.

Conceptualising the emergence of entrepreneurial identity (Conference Paper)

Kasperova, E., Lewis, K., Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. (2019). Conceptualising the emergence of entrepreneurial identity. In 42nd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference : exploring new frontiers and entrepreneurial places. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/44457/

Technology foresight for growth and productivity: Case study of UK digital health SMEs (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Vecchiato, R., Do, H., & Pierrakis, Y. (2020, May 14). Technology foresight for growth and productivity: Case study of UK digital health SMEs. In In 42nd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference : exploring new frontiers and entrepreneurial places.. Newcastle, UK.

Technology foresight for growth and productivity: the design and implementation of a new foresight approach for UK SMEs (Report)

Vecchiato, R., Do, H., Blackburn, R., & Pierrakis, Y. (2019). Technology foresight for growth and productivity: the design and implementation of a new foresight approach for UK SMEs. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/44467/

Entrepreneurs exit strategies : the role of emotion (Conference Paper)

Afrahi, B., & Blackburn, R. (2019). Entrepreneurs exit strategies : the role of emotion. In British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2019 : Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in Uncertain Times : Challenges and Opportunities. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/44047/

Entrepreneurship Research in Europe Future Avenues for Research (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R. (n.d.). Entrepreneurship Research in Europe Future Avenues for Research. In 11ème Congrès de l’Académie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation Repenser l’entrepreneuriat : des racines et des rêve. Montpellier.

2018

Identity as a causal power (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., Kasperova, E., & Kitching, J. (2018). Identity as a causal power. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 19(4), 237-249. doi:10.1177/1465750318763213

DOI: 10.1177/1465750318763213

Identity as a causal power: contextualising entrepreneurs’ concerns (Conference Paper)

Kašperová, E., Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. (2018). Identity as a causal power. In The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Vol. 19 (pp. 237-249). SAGE Publications. doi:10.1177/1465750318763213

The governance of born globals and their value chains (Conference Paper)

Do, H., Smallbone, D., & Blackburn, R. (2018). The governance of born globals and their value chains. In RENT XXXII: Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-win strategy for the future. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/42382/

Internationalisation: Global Issues (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., Do, H., & Tanewski, G. (2018). Internationalisation: Global Issues. In I. O. P. Accountants (Ed.), Australian small business white paper : small business : big vision (pp. 244-264). Victoria, Australia: Institute of Public Accountants. Retrieved from https://www.publicaccountants.org.au/

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education (Book)

Hytti, U., Blackburn, R., & Laveren, E. (2018). Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781788972307

DOI: 10.4337/9781788972307

Introduction: Innovation and education matters in European entrepreneurship research (Chapter)

Hytti, U., Blackburn, R., & Laveren, E. (2018). Introduction: Innovation and education matters in European entrepreneurship research. In Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 1-6).

Business advice by accountants to SMEs: relationship and trust (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Carey, P., & Tanewski, G. (2018). Business advice by accountants to SMEs: relationships and trust. In QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT Vol. 15 (pp. 358-384). doi:10.1108/QRAM-04-2017-0022

Business advice by accountants to SMEs: relationships and trust (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., Tanewski, G., & Carey, P. (2018). Business advice by accountants to SMEs: relationships and trust. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. doi:10.1108/QRAM-04-2017-0022

DOI: 10.1108/QRAM-04-2017-0022

Future of manufacturing : born globals and their value chains (Report)

Smallbone, D., Do, H., Blackburn, R., Isusi, I., Corral, A., Duran, J., & Patrini, V. (2018). Future of manufacturing : born globals and their value chains: Research Report (10.2806/751260). Dublin: Publications Office of the European Union. doi:10.2806/689377

DOI: 10.2806/689377

Inclusive entrepreneurship policies : country assessment notes (Report)

Blackburn, R., Do, H., & Kasperova, E. (2018). Inclusive entrepreneurship policies : country assessment notes. OECD. Retrieved from http://www.oecd.org/cfe/smes/UK-IE-Country-Note-2018.pdf

Introduction: establishing new frontiers for European entrepreneurship research (Chapter)

Hytti, U. (n.d.). Introduction: establishing new frontiers for European entrepreneurship research. In Unknown Book (pp. 1-21). Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781788110990.00007

DOI: 10.4337/9781788110990.00007

Preface (Book)

Preface (n.d.). . Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781788110990.00005

DOI: 10.4337/9781788110990.00005

The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts (Book)

Hytti, U., Blackburn, R., & Tegtmeier, S. (2018). The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781788110990

DOI: 10.4337/9781788110990

2017

Entrepreneurial orientation of UK international ventures in turbulent environments (Conference Paper)

Do, H., & Blackburn, R. (2017). Entrepreneurial orientation of UK international ventures in turbulent environments. In RENT XXXI: Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/40124/

The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Book)

Blackburn, R., De Clercq, D., & Heinonen, J. (2018). The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. SAGE Publications Ltd. doi:10.4135/9781473984080

DOI: 10.4135/9781473984080

2016

Entrepreneurship, Universities & Resources (Book)

Hytti, U., Welter, F., Blackburn, R., & Fletcher, D. (2016). Entrepreneurship, Universities & Resources. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781786432544

DOI: 10.4337/9781786432544

Innovation orientation and export behaviour: insights into a typology of UK SMEs (Conference Paper)

Do, H., Cowling, M., & Blackburn, R. (2016). Innovation orientation and export behaviour: insights into a typology of UK SMEs. In RENT XXX: Innovation, Relational Networks, Technology and Knowledge Transfer as Drivers of Global Competitiveness. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/36749/

Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development: Policy, Practice and Challenges (Book)

Blackburn, R. A., & Schaper, M. T. (2016). Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development: Policy, Practice and Challenges. Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315585666

Tailor-made support for SMEs towards effective implementation of the EU?s trade and investment strategy (Report)

Blackburn, R. (2016). Tailor-made support for SMEs towards effective implementation of the EU?s trade and investment strategy. European Parliament: Directorate-General for External Policies: Policy Department. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/37459/

Are the HR responses of small firms different from large firms in times of recession? (Journal article)

Lai, Y., Saridakis, G., Blackburn, R., & Johnstone, S. (2016). Are the HR responses of small firms different from large firms in times of recession?. Journal of Business Venturing, 31(1), 113-131. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2015.04.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2015.04.005

Student entrepreneurship in Great Britain 2016: intentions and activities (Report)

Saridakis, G., Iskandarova, M., & Blackburn, R. (2016). Student entrepreneurship in Great Britain 2016: intentions and activities: Student Entrepreneurship in Great Britain, Intentions and Activities. Switzerland: GUESSS Switzerland. Retrieved from http://www.guesssurvey.org/publications/publications/national-reports.html

2015

Barriers to exporting: new insights into UK SMEs (Conference Paper)

Do, H., Cowling, M., & Blackburn, R. (2015). Barriers to exporting: new insights into UK SMEs. In RENT XXIV: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Entrepreneurial Society: a Platform for New Solutions to Old Problems. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/33379/

Determinants of export and innovation management amongst British SMEs (Conference Paper)

Do, H., Cowling, M., & Blackburn, R. (2015). Determinants of export and innovation management amongst British SMEs. In 38th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Internationalisation, Innovation and Leadership. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/33378/

Job creation in born global enterprises: the cases of UK SMEs (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Do, H. (2015). Job creation in born global enterprises: the cases of UK SMEs. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/32384/

One Size Does Not Fit All: Uncovering Older Entrepreneur Diversity through Motivations, Emotions and Mentoring Needs (Chapter)

Wainwright, T., Kibler, E., Kautonen, T., & Blackburn, R. (2015). One Size Does Not Fit All: Uncovering Older Entrepreneur Diversity through Motivations, Emotions and Mentoring Needs. In Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Retirement (pp. 42-66). Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/9781137398390_3

DOI: 10.1057/9781137398390_3

How the role of the independent editor is changing in relation to traditional and self-publishing (Journal article)

Baverstock, A., Blackburn, R., & Iskandarova, M. (2015). How the role of the independent editor is changing in relation to traditional and self-publishing. LEARNED PUBLISHING, 28(2), 123-131. doi:10.1087/20150206

DOI: 10.1087/20150206

Anchor institutions and small firms in the UK: a review of the literature on anchor institutions and their role in developing management and leadership skills in small firms (Report)

Smallbone, D., Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. (2015). Anchor institutions and small firms in the UK: a review of the literature on anchor institutions and their role in developing management and leadership skills in small firms. Rotherham and London: UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Retrieved from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/

Can Social Exclusion Against "Older Entrepreneurs" Be Managed? (Journal article)

Kibler, E., Wainwright, T., Kautonen, T., & Blackburn, R. (2015). Can Social Exclusion Against "Older Entrepreneurs" Be Managed?. Journal of Small Business Management, 53(S1), 193-208. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12194

DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12194

Context, Process and Gender in Entrepreneurship (Book)

Blackburn, R., Hytti, U., & Welter, F. (2015). Context, Process and Gender in Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781785361661

DOI: 10.4337/9781785361661

Entrepreneurial identity in its natural, practical and social contexts (Conference Paper)

Kasperova, E., Blackburn, R., & Kitching, J. (2015). Entrepreneurial identity in its natural, practical and social contexts. In RENT XXIV: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Entrepreneurial Society: a Platform for New Solutions to Old Problems. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/33360/

Introduction: entrepreneurship, contextual, process and gender differentiations (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., Hytti, U., & Welter, F. (2015). Introduction: entrepreneurship, contextual, process and gender differentiations. CONTEXT, PROCESS AND GENDER IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FRONTIERS IN EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH, 1-5. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Job Stress in the United Kingdom: Are Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Large Enterprises Different? (Journal article)

Lai, Y., Saridakis, G., & Blackburn, R. (2015). Job Stress in the United Kingdom: Are Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Large Enterprises Different?. STRESS AND HEALTH, 31(3), 222-235. doi:10.1002/smi.2549

DOI: 10.1002/smi.2549

One size does not fit all: Uncovering older entrepreneur diversity through motivations, emotions and mentoring needs (Chapter)

Wainwright, T., Kibler, E., Kautonen, T., & Blackburn, R. (2015). One size does not fit all: Uncovering older entrepreneur diversity through motivations, emotions and mentoring needs. In Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Retirement (pp. 42-66). doi:10.1057/9781137398390.0008

DOI: 10.1057/9781137398390

The legal needs of small businesses: an analysis of small businesses? experience of legal problems, capacity and attitudes (Report)

Blackburn, R., Kitching, J., & Saridakis, G. (2015). The legal needs of small businesses: an analysis of small businesses? experience of legal problems, capacity and attitudes. Legal Services Board. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/32864/

Who are the independent editors, how did they reach their role and what are their associated job satisfactions? (Journal article)

Baverstock, A., Blackburn, R., & Iskandarova, M. (2015). Who are the independent editors, how did they reach their role and what are their associated job satisfactions?. LEARNED PUBLISHING, 28(1), 43-53. doi:10.1087/20150107

DOI: 10.1087/20150107

2014

Student entrepreneurship across the globe: intentions and activities. Report for England 2013/2014 (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Iskandarova, M. (2014). Student entrepreneurship across the globe: intentions and activities. Report for England 2013/2014. Small Business Research Centre, Kingston Business School, Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/29604/

Employment regulation. Part B: Employer perceptions of maternity and paternity leave and flexible working arrangements (Report)

Jordan, E., Thomas, A. P., Kitching, J. W., & Blackburn, R. A. (2014). Employment regulation. Part B: Employer perceptions of maternity and paternity leave and flexible working arrangements (BIS/13/1286). Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/28039/

Editorial note of thanks to referees (Journal article)

Editorial note of thanks to referees (2014). International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 32(1), 3. doi:10.1177/0266242613519993

DOI: 10.1177/0266242613519993

Embodied practices, concerns and entrepreneurial identity (Conference Paper)

Kasperova, E., & Blackburn, R. (2014). Embodied practices, concerns and entrepreneurial identity. In 59th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/28641/

Entrepreneurship and projects-Linking segregated communities (Journal article)

Kuura, A., Blackburn, R. A., & Lundin, R. A. (2014). Entrepreneurship and projects-Linking segregated communities. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 30(2), 214-230. doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2013.10.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2013.10.002

Entrepreneurship, people and organisations: Frontiers in european entrepreneurship research (Book)

Blackburn, R., Delmar, F., Fayolle, A., & Welter, F. (2014). Entrepreneurship, people and organisations: Frontiers in european entrepreneurship research.

From idea to publication: managing the research process (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., & Welter, F. (2014). From idea to publication: managing the research process. In A. Fayolle, & M. Wright (Eds.), How to get published in the best entrepreneurship journals: a guide to steer your academic career (pp. 72-93). Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/28228/

Introduction: Entrepreneurship and wealth creation for economies, organisations and people (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., Welter, F., Delmar, F., & Fayolle, A. (2014). Introduction: Entrepreneurship and wealth creation for economies, organisations and people. In Entrepreneurship, People and Organisations: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 1-6).

Sustaining self-employment for disadvantaged entrepreneurs (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Smallbone, D. (2014). Sustaining self-employment for disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/40486/

2013

Ageing and new business creation: the role of subjective age identity (Conference Paper)

Kautonen, T., Kibler, E., Wainwright, T., Fink, M., & Blackburn, R. (2013). Ageing and new business creation: the role of subjective age identity. In 36th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Escape Velocity: Entrepreneurship in an Internationalising Environment. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/29904/

Entrepreneurial Business and Society (Book)

Welter, F., Åmo, B., Blackburn, R., & Ljunggren, E. (2013). Entrepreneurial Business and Society. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781782546023

DOI: 10.4337/9781782546023

Entrepreneurial business and society: Introduction (Chapter)

Welter, F., Blackburn, R., Ljunggren, E., & Åmo, B. W. (2013). Entrepreneurial business and society: Introduction. In Entrepreneurial Business and Society: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 3-10).

The lost art of loyalty: a key to business growth (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Giudici, A. (2013). The lost art of loyalty: a key to business growth. Barclays Bank/Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/25898/

Employment regulation. Part A: Employer perceptions and the impact of employment regulation (Report)

Jordan, E., Thomas, A. P., Kitching, J. W., & Blackburn, R. A. (2013). Employment regulation. Part A: Employer perceptions and the impact of employment regulation: Employment Relations Research Series. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/25003/

Small business performance: business, strategy and owner-manager characteristics (Journal article)

Blackburn, R. A., Hart, M., & Wainwright, T. (2013). Small business performance: business, strategy and owner-manager characteristics. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 20(1), 8-27. doi:10.1108/14626001311298394

DOI: 10.1108/14626001311298394

Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development (Book)

Blackburn, R. A. (n.d.). Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315585666

DOI: 10.4324/9781315585666

2012

Untitled (Journal article)

Audretsch, D. B., Blackburn, R., & Ribeiro, D. (2012). Untitled. SERVICE INDUSTRIES JOURNAL, 32(15), 2343-2346. doi:10.1080/02642069.2012.677835

DOI: 10.1080/02642069.2012.677835

A framework for benchmarking small business consumers? need for and use of legal services: a report to the Legal Services Board (Report)

Pleasence, P., Balmer, N. J., Blackburn, R., & Wainwright, T. (2012). A framework for benchmarking small business consumers? need for and use of legal services: a report to the Legal Services Board. PPSR. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/22866/

Export to expand: the key to small business growth in the UK (Report)

Blackburn, R. (2012). Export to expand: the key to small business growth in the UK. Barclays Bank: Barclays. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/23892/

Research programme on business know-how (LIIKE2) 2006?2009: evaluation report (Report)

Blackburn, R., Liukkonen, P., & Alasoini, T. (2012). Research programme on business know-how (LIIKE2) 2006?2009: evaluation report: Publications of the Academy of Finland. Academy of Finland: Academy of Finland. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/23893/

Segmenting the SME market and implications for service provision: a literature review (Report)

Blackburn, R. (2012). Segmenting the SME market and implications for service provision: a literature review (09/12). ACAS: Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/23398/

2011

Smes and social dialogue in the new Europe: The case of Hungary (Chapter)

Smallbone, D., Roman, Z., & Blackburn, R. (2011). Smes and social dialogue in the new Europe: The case of Hungary. In Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (pp. 65-82).

Who are you calling old?: revisiting notions of age and ability amongst older entrepreneurs (Conference Paper)

Wainwright, T., Kibler, E., Blackburn, R., & Kautonen, T. (2011). Who are you calling old?: revisiting notions of age and ability amongst older entrepreneurs. In 34th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Sustainable futures: enterprising landscapes and communities. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/21480/

Policy support for SMEs (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., & Smallbone, D. (2011). Policy support for SMEs. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-GOVERNMENT AND POLICY, 29(4), 571-576. doi:10.1068/c2904ed

DOI: 10.1068/c2904ed

(Work)Life after work: understanding barriers to older entrepreneurship in London (Conference Paper)

Kibler, E., Wainwright, T., Kautonen, T., & Blackburn, R. (2011). (Work)Life after work: understanding barriers to older entrepreneurship in London. In 56th Annual ICSB World Conference. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/19613/

Challenges and Controversies in Management Research (Book)

Challenges and Controversies in Management Research (n.d.). . Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203834114

DOI: 10.4324/9780203834114

Exploring social barriers to older self-employment (Conference Paper)

Wainwright, T., Kibler, E., Blackburn, R., & Kautonen, T. (2011). Exploring social barriers to older self-employment. In RENT XXV: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business: 25th Anniversary Conference. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/21700/

Foreword (Book)

Blackburn, R. (n.d.). Foreword. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781849808453.00005

DOI: 10.4337/9781849808453.00005

Small business and entrepreneurship: An analysis of publications and implications for the development of the field (Chapter)

Xheneti, M., & Blackburn, R. (2011). Small business and entrepreneurship: An analysis of publications and implications for the development of the field. In Challenges and Controversies in Management Research (pp. 367-388). doi:10.4324/9780203834114

DOI: 10.4324/9780203834114

Small company abbreviated accounts: a regulatory burden or a vital disclosure? (Report)

Kitching, J., Kasperova, E., Blackburn, R., & Collis, J. (2011). Small company abbreviated accounts: a regulatory burden or a vital disclosure?. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/19292/

2010

Advice seeking strategies: entrepreneurs’ and accountants’ perspectives (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Tanewski, G., & Carey, P. (2010). Advice seeking strategies: entrepreneurs’ and accountants’ perspectives. In RENT XXIV: Research in entrepreneurship and small business. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18450/

The year ahead: a view from Britain’s small businesses (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Wainwright, T. (2010). The year ahead: a view from Britain’s small businesses. Barclays Bank PLC. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/17522/

SME development issues in Europe (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R. (2010). SME development issues in Europe. In 7th SMEs in a global economy conference: challenges and prospects. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18449/

La contribuio de les petites i mitjanes empreses a l’ocupacio i al creixment (Chapter)

Blackburn, R. A., & Kasperova, E. (2010). La contribuio de les petites i mitjanes empreses a l’ocupacio i al creixment. In A. R. Font, & A. M. R. Penalva (Eds.), Informe economic i social de les Illes Balears 2009 (pp. 242-251). Palma, Majorca: Caixa de Balears "SA NOSTRA". Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/17832/

Small business and entrepreneurship (SBE): an analysis of publications and implications for the development of the field (Conference Paper)

Xheneti, M., & Blackburn, R. (2010). Small business and entrepreneurship (SBE): an analysis of publications and implications for the development of the field. In Rencontres de St-Gall 2010: Strategic Entrepreneurship ï?? The Promise for Future Entrepreneurship, Family Business and SME Research?. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/17883/

The role of trust, relationships and professional ethics in the supply of external business advice by accountants to SMEs (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Carey, P., & Tanewski, G. A. (2010). The role of trust, relationships and professional ethics in the supply of external business advice by accountants to SMEs. In Australian Centre for Financial Studies - Finsia Banking and Finance Conference 2010. Melbourne. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1592342

The role of trust, relationships and professional ethics in the supply of external business advice by accountants to SMEs (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Carey, P., & Tanewski, G. A. (2010). The role of trust, relationships and professional ethics in the supply of external business advice by accountants to SMEs. In 50th AFAANZ Conference. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18014/

The role of small and medium practices in providing business support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Jarvis, R. (2010). The role of small and medium practices in providing business support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (Information Paper April). International Federation of Accountants: International Federation of Accountants. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/12261/

LINKING HR FORMALITY WITH EMPLOYEE JOB QUALITY: THE ROLE OF FIRM AND WORKPLACE SIZE (Journal article)

Storey, D. J., Saridakis, G., Sen-Gupta, S., Edwards, P. K., & Blackburn, R. A. (2010). LINKING HR FORMALITY WITH EMPLOYEE JOB QUALITY: THE ROLE OF FIRM AND WORKPLACE SIZE. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 49(2), 305-329. doi:10.1002/hrm.20347

DOI: 10.1002/hrm.20347

Business advice to SMEs: professional competence, trust and ethics (Report)

Blackburn, R., Carey, P., & Tanewski, G. A. (2010). Business advice to SMEs: professional competence, trust and ethics: ACCA Research Report. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/15531/

Exploring entrepreneurial exits: a study of individual exit experiences in Finland and the UK (Chapter)

Aaltonen, S., Blackburn, R., & Heinonen, J. (2010). Exploring entrepreneurial exits: a study of individual exit experiences in Finland and the UK. In Unknown Book (pp. 145-168). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

The eXport factor: British SMEs’ approach to doing business overseas (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Wainwright, T. (2010). The eXport factor: British SMEs’ approach to doing business overseas. Barclays. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18052/

2009

Understanding the Challenges to Growth in Entrepreneurial Firms: Cases from the UK and USA (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., & Brush, C. (2009). Understanding the Challenges to Growth in Entrepreneurial Firms: Cases from the UK and USA. In https://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=588. Budapest: EIASM.

Pathways to entrepreneurial growth: The influence of management, marketing, and money (Journal article)

Brush, C. G., Ceru, D. J., & Blackburn, R. (2009). Pathways to entrepreneurial growth: The influence of management, marketing, and money. BUSINESS HORIZONS, 52(5), 481-491. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2009.05.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.bushor.2009.05.003

Business strategies and performance during difficult economic conditions (Report)

Kitching, J., Blackburn, R., Smallbone, D., & Dixon, S. (2009). Business strategies and performance during difficult economic conditions (09/1031). Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/5852/

Researching small firms and entrepreneurship: Past, present and future (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., & Kovalainen, A. (2009). Researching small firms and entrepreneurship: Past, present and future. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT REVIEWS, 11(2), 127-148. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2370.2008.00254.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2008.00254.x

Survey of Londoners who recently set up their own businesses (Report)

Parkes, R., Gracie, A., Smith, L., Blackburn, R., & South, R. (2009). Survey of Londoners who recently set up their own businesses. The London Assembly: Prevista. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/12062/

2008

Growth challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises: a UK-US comparative study (Report)

Blackburn, R., Kitching, J., Hart, M., Brush, C., & Ceru, D. (2008). Growth challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises: a UK-US comparative study (URN 09/683). HM Treasury; Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/4778/

Small firms' strategic stickiness and the impact of state interventions (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., & Smallbone, D. (2008). Small firms' strategic stickiness and the impact of state interventions. In International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM (pp. 305-325).

Business exit as a learning experience: a study of individual experiences in Finland and the UK (Conference Paper)

Heinonen, J., Aaltonen, S., & Blackburn, R. (2008). Business exit as a learning experience: a study of individual experiences in Finland and the UK. In RENT XXII Conference: Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Regional Development. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/12004/

Community-based business advice: evidence, practice and sustainability (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Kitching, J., Smallbone, D., Bednall, T., & Pardo, A. (2008). Community-based business advice: evidence, practice and sustainability. In 31st Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference: International Entrepreneurship - promoting excellence in education, research and practice. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/12005/

Clusters in the new media industry: relevant model or artifact? (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., & Conway, C. (2008). Clusters in the new media industry: relevant model or artifact?. In Rencontres de St-Gall 2008: Innovation, competitiveness, growth and tradition in SMEs. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/12025/

An examination of employee job quality by workplace size (Conference Paper)

Storey, D. J., Saridakis, G., Sen-Gupta, S., Edwards, P. K., & Blackburn, R. (2008). An examination of employee job quality by workplace size. In Ciclo de Conferencias Bancaja Jóvenes Emprendedores 2008: Ponentes internacionales expertos.. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/12026/

Growth challenges for SMEs: a UK-US comparative study (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Hart, M., & Kitching, J. (2008). Growth challenges for SMEs: a UK-US comparative study. In Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Seminar: SME Growth. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/12024/

Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SAGE Library in Business and Management) (Book)

Blackburn, R., & Brush, C. (Eds.) (2008). Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SAGE Library in Business and Management). Los Angeles, London, New Dehli, Singapore: Sage. Retrieved from https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/small-business-and-entrepreneurship/book230671

The impact of regulation on small business performance: report for the Enterprise Directorate of BERR (Report)

Anyadike-Danes, M., Athayde, R., Blackburn, R., Hart, M., Kitching, J., Smallbone, D., & Wilson, N. (2008). The impact of regulation on small business performance: report for the Enterprise Directorate of BERR (08/806). Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/11954/

Researching small firms and entrepreneurship in the UK: Developments and distinctiveness (Journal article)

Blackburn, R. A., & Smallbone, D. (2008). Researching small firms and entrepreneurship in the UK: Developments and distinctiveness. ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, 32(2), 267-288. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00226.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00226.x

Does regulation promote small business performance? A critical realist informed approach (Conference Paper)

Kitching, J., Hart, M., Wilson, N., & Blackburn, R. (2008). Does regulation promote small business performance? A critical realist informed approach. In 31st Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference: International Entrepreneurship - promoting excellence in education, research and practice. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/7354/

Editors’ introduction. "Small business and entrepreneurship: convergence or divergence?" (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., & Brush, C. (2008). Editors’ introduction. "Small business and entrepreneurship: convergence or divergence?". In R. Blackburn, & C. Brush (Eds.), Small business and entrepreneurship (pp. xxvii-lxvi). London, U.K.: Sage Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/11885/

Interviews - groups (Chapter)

Blackburn, R. (2008). Interviews - groups. In R. Thorpe, & R. Holt (Eds.), The Sage dictionary of qualitative management research (pp. 122-124). London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/6912/

2007

Supporting inclusion in enterprise development: final report (Report)

Blackburn, R., Hyde, R., Kitching, J., & Smallbone, D. (2007). Supporting inclusion in enterprise development: final report. Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/11947/

From the margins to the mainstream: the development of research on small business and entrepreneurship in the UK (Report)

Blackburn, R. A., & Smallbone, D. (2007). From the margins to the mainstream: the development of research on small business and entrepreneurship in the UK. Kingston Business School, Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/6404/

The business case for sustainability? An examination of small firms in the UK's construction and restaurant sectors (Journal article)

Revell, A., & Blackburn, R. (2007). The business case for sustainability? An examination of small firms in the UK's construction and restaurant sectors. Business Strategy and the Environment, 16(6), 404-420. doi:10.1002/bse.499

DOI: 10.1002/bse.499

Mainstreaming business support targeted at disadvantaged communities (Report)

Blackburn, R., Smallbone, D., Hart, M., Eadson, W., & Athayde, R. (2007). Mainstreaming business support targeted at disadvantaged communities. Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/40855/

The analysis of SMEs and some methodological challenges (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., Edwards, P., Storey, D., Saridakis, G., & Sen-Gupta, S. (2007). The analysis of SMEs and some methodological challenges. In K. Whitfield, & K. Huxley (Eds.), Innovations in the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey (pp. 119-145). Cardiff, UK: Cardiff University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2273/

2006

Understanding the relationship between regulation and entrepreneurs: different methods, different understandings (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R. (2006). Understanding the relationship between regulation and entrepreneurs: different methods, different understandings. In Understanding the Regulatory Climate for Entrepreneurship and SMEs: Rencontres de St-Gall 2006. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/11658/

Fix or fixation? The contributions and limitations of entrepreneurship and small firms to combating social exclusion (Journal article)

Blackburn, R. T., & Ram, M. (2006). Fix or fixation? The contributions and limitations of entrepreneurship and small firms to combating social exclusion. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 18(1), 73-89. doi:10.1080/08985620500419566

DOI: 10.1080/08985620500419566

SMEs, regulation and the role of the accountant (Report)

Blackburn, R., Eadson, W., Lefebvre, R., & Gans, P. (2006). SMEs, regulation and the role of the accountant (96). Association of Chartered Certified Accountants: ACCA. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2276/

2005

Analysis of the impact of the tax system on the cash flow of small businesses: a report for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (Report)

Blackburn, R. A., Hart, M., Smallbone, D., Kitching, J., Eadson, W., & Bannon, K. (2005). Analysis of the impact of the tax system on the cash flow of small businesses: a report for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Kingston Business School, Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/6225/

Exploring the unforeseen effects of regulation on small firms (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Smallbone, D., & Hart, M. (2005). Exploring the unforeseen effects of regulation on small firms. In 28th Institute for Small Business and Entreprenuership (ISBE) Conference: Illuminating Entrepreneurship - the theory and practice of enterprise creation and development. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/22202/

Improving access to business advice in rural areas: an evaluation (Report)

Smallbone, D., Kitching, J., Hyde, R., & Blackburn, R. (2005). Improving access to business advice in rural areas: an evaluation. Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2177/

Reaching the parts that other policies have failed to reach? Developing ethnic minority business support in the UK through increasing engagement with minority communities (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., Smallbone, D., & Odammten, T. (2005). Reaching the parts that other policies have failed to reach? Developing ethnic minority business support in the UK through increasing engagement with minority communities. In https://icsb.org/project/icsb-2005/. Washington DC. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2013103

Understanding business performance: exploring the relative contribution of context, strategy and owner managers’ characteristics (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., & Hart, M. (2005). Understanding business performance: exploring the relative contribution of context, strategy and owner managers’ characteristics. In Understanding business performance: exploring the relative contribution of context, strategy and owner managers' characteristics. In: 50th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference 2005;. Washington D.C., U.S.A. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18637/

Burden of employment regulation in small firms: hyperbole or reality? (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., & Hart, M. (2005). Burden of employment regulation in small firms: hyperbole or reality?. In C. Gray, & G. Bannock (Eds.), Government regulation and the small firm (pp. 53-58). Milton Keynes, UK: Open University Business School. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2272/

2004

Labour regulation and SMEs: A challenge to competitiveness and employability? (Chapter)

Hart, M., & Blackburn, R. (2004). Labour regulation and SMEs: A challenge to competitiveness and employability?. In Managing Labour in Small Firms (pp. 133-158). doi:10.4324/9780203495612

DOI: 10.4324/9780203495612

Researching the employment relationship in small firms: What are the contributions from the employment relations and small business literatures? (Chapter)

Blackburn, R. (2004). Researching the employment relationship in small firms: What are the contributions from the employment relations and small business literatures?. In Managing Labour in Small Firms (pp. 43-65). doi:10.4324/9780203495612

DOI: 10.4324/9780203495612

SMEs and their response to environmental issues in the UK (Report)

Revell, A., & Blackburn, R. (2004). SMEs and their response to environmental issues in the UK. Kingston Business School, Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/6226/

Managing Labour in Small Firms (Book)

Managing Labour in Small Firms (n.d.). . Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203495612

DOI: 10.4324/9780203495612

2003

Innovation, intellectual property and informality: Evidence from a study of small enterprises and some implications for policy1 (Chapter)

Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. A. (2003). Innovation, intellectual property and informality: Evidence from a study of small enterprises and some implications for policy1. In Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms (pp. 19-40). doi:10.4324/9780203466278

DOI: 10.4324/9780203466278

Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms (Journal article)

Blackburn, R. (n.d.). Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms. doi:10.4324/9780203466278

DOI: 10.4324/9780203466278

Small firms, innovation and intellectual property management: The context and a research agenda (Chapter)

Blackburn, R. A. (2003). Small firms, innovation and intellectual property management: The context and a research agenda. In Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms (pp. 4-18). doi:10.4324/9780203466278

DOI: 10.4324/9780203466278

Employment Rights in Small Firms: Some New Evidence, Explanations and Implications (Journal article)

Blackburn, R. (2003). Employment Rights in Small Firms: Some New Evidence, Explanations and Implications. Industrial Law Journal, 32(1), 60-67. doi:10.1093/ilj/32.1.60

DOI: 10.1093/ilj/32.1.60

Working families’ tax credit and disabled person’s tax credit: the views, attitudes and experiences of employers (Report)

Athayde, R., Blackburn, R., Hart, M., & Kitching, J. (2003). Working families’ tax credit and disabled person’s tax credit: the views, attitudes and experiences of employers. Inland Revenue: Kingston Business School, Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2134/

2002

Revolving doors or one-way exits? What happens to owners that close their business (Conference Paper)

Stokes, D., & Blackburn, R. (2002). Revolving doors or one-way exits? What happens to owners that close their business. In 25th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference: Competing Perspectives of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18633/

Risk capital and the small music business: determinants of investment from an institutionalist perspective (Conference Paper)

Wilson, N. C., Stokes, D., & Blackburn, R. (2002). Risk capital and the small music business: determinants of investment from an institutionalist perspective. In 25th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference: Competing Perspectives of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18632/

Small businesses in the UK: from hard times to great expectations (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R. (2002). Small businesses in the UK: from hard times to great expectations. In The 22nd Japanese Annual Small Business Society (JASBS) National Annual Conference: Reexamination of existence based SMEs. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18631/

The Quality Business Quality Issues in the Smaller Firm (Book)

Blackburn, R., Curran, J., & North, J. (2002). The Quality Business Quality Issues in the Smaller Firm. Routledge.

Learning the hard way: the lessons of owner-managers who have closed their businesses (Journal article)

Stokes, D., & Blackburn, R. (2002). Learning the hard way: the lessons of owner-managers who have closed their businesses. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 9(1), 17-27. doi:10.1108/14626000210419455

DOI: 10.1108/14626000210419455

The nature of training and motivation to train in small firms (Report)

Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. (2002). The nature of training and motivation to train in small firms. Department for Education and Skills. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2083/

Editorial (Journal article)

Blackburn, R. (2002). Editorial. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 20(1), 5-6. doi:10.1177/0266242602201001

DOI: 10.1177/0266242602201001

Small firms’ awareness and knowledge of individual employment rights (Report)

Blackburn, R., & Hart, M. (2002). Small firms’ awareness and knowledge of individual employment rights. Department of Trade and Industry: Department of Trade and Industry. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/6069/

2001

Older people and the enterprise society: Age and self-employment propensities (Journal article)

Curran, J., & Blackburn, R. A. (2001). Older people and the enterprise society: Age and self-employment propensities. WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 15(4), 889-902. doi:10.1017/S0950017001008893

DOI: 10.1017/S0950017001008893

Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is blight? Employment rights and small firms (Conference Paper)

Blackburn, R., & Hart, M. (2001). Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is blight? Employment rights and small firms. In 24th ISBA National Small Firms Policy & Research Conference: Exploring the Frontiers of Small Business. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18628/

The UK small business research community and its publication channels: perceptions and ratings (Journal article)

Perren, L., Berry, A., & Blackburn, R. (2001). The UK small business research community and its publication channels: perceptions and ratings. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 8(1), 76-90. doi:10.1108/eum0000000006808

DOI: 10.1108/eum0000000006808

Older People and the Enterprise Society: Age and Self-Employment Propensities (Journal article)

Curran, J., & Blackburn, R. A. (2001). Older People and the Enterprise Society: Age and Self-Employment Propensities. Work, Employment and Society, 15(4), 889-902. doi:10.1177/095001701400438279

DOI: 10.1177/095001701400438279

2000

Environmental management and the small firm (Journal article)

Rutherfoord, R., Blackburn, R. A., & Spence, L. J. (2000). Environmental management and the small firm. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 6(6), 310-326. doi:10.1108/13552550010362750

DOI: 10.1108/13552550010362750

Researching the Small Enterprise (Book)

Curran, J., & Blackburn, R. (2000). Researching the Small Enterprise. SAGE.

Much ado about nothing? Small rural enterprises and the national minimum wage (Conference Paper)

Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. (2000). Much ado about nothing? Small rural enterprises and the national minimum wage. In 23rd ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference - Small Firms: Adding the Spark. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/18630/

Making the connection: the effectiveness of Internet training in small businesses (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., & Athayde, R. (2000). Making the connection: the effectiveness of Internet training in small businesses. Education + Training, 42(4/5), 289-299. doi:10.1108/00400910010373723

DOI: 10.1108/00400910010373723

Breaking Down the Barriers: Using Focus Groups to Research Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., & Stokes, D. (2000). Breaking Down the Barriers: Using Focus Groups to Research Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 19(1), 44-67. doi:10.1177/0266242600191003

DOI: 10.1177/0266242600191003

Panacea or White Elephant? A Critical Examination of the Proposed New Small Business Service and Response to the DTI Consultancy Paper (Journal article)

Shaw, J. C., & Blackburn, R. A. (2000). Panacea or White Elephant? A Critical Examination of the Proposed New Small Business Service and Response to the DTI Consultancy Paper. Regional Studies, 34(2), 181-189. doi:10.1080/00343400050006096

DOI: 10.1080/00343400050006096

1999

A critical examination of the proposed SBS (Conference Paper)

Curran, J., & Blackburn, R. (1999). A critical examination of the proposed SBS. In ISBA Small Firms Policy Forum. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/13497/

Management training and networking in small and medium-sized enterprises in three European regions: implications for business support (Journal article)

Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. (1999). Management training and networking in small and medium-sized enterprises in three European regions: implications for business support. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-GOVERNMENT AND POLICY, 17(5), 621-635. doi:10.1068/c170621

DOI: 10.1068/c170621

1998

Intellectual property management in the small and medium enterprise (SME) (Journal article)

Kitching, J., & Blackburn, R. (1998). Intellectual property management in the small and medium enterprise (SME). Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 5(4), 327-335. doi:10.1108/eum0000000006797

DOI: 10.1108/eum0000000006797

1997

Abstracts and Commentaries (Journal article)

Kitching, J., Rutherford, R., North, J., Kuusisto, J., & Blackburn, R. A. (1997). Abstracts and Commentaries. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 15(4), 88-99. doi:10.1177/0266242697154006

DOI: 10.1177/0266242697154006

Small firms and workforce training: some results, analysis and policy implications from a national survey (Chapter)

Curran, J., Blackburn, R., Kitching, J., & North, J. (1997). Small firms and workforce training: some results, analysis and policy implications from a national survey. In M. Ram, D. Deakins, & D. Smallbone (Eds.), Small Firms: Enterprising Futures (pp. 90-101). London: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/3883/

1996

The future of the small firm in the UK economy (Report)

Blackburn, R. (1996). The future of the small firm in the UK economy. Kingston University: Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/38825/

Abstracts and Commentaries (Journal article)

Read, L., Rutherfoord, R., Hepworth, M., Blackburn, R., Kuusisto, J., & Southern, A. (1996). Abstracts and Commentaries. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 14(2), 69-86. doi:10.1177/0266242696142005

DOI: 10.1177/0266242696142005

Establishing small firms’ training practices, needs, difficulties and use of industry training organisations (Report)

Curran, J., Blackburn, R., Kitching, J., & North, J. (1996). Establishing small firms’ training practices, needs, difficulties and use of industry training organisations. HMSO. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/3884/

Introduction: The contribution of small firms to economic regeneration (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., & Jennings, P. (1996). Introduction: The contribution of small firms to economic regeneration. In R. Blackburn, & P. Jennings (Eds.), Small firms: contributions to economic regeneration (pp. 1-11). London, U.K.: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/15457/

Local authority privatisation and markets for small businesses (Journal article)

Abbott, B., Blackburn, R. A., & Curran, J. (1996). Local authority privatisation and markets for small businesses. LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES, 22(3), 72-89. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Small firms: contributions to economic regeneration (Book)

Blackburn, R., & Jennings, P. (Eds.) (1996). Small firms: contributions to economic regeneration. London, U.K.: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/15454/

The privatisation of local authority services and market opportunities for small firms (Chapter)

Abbott, B., Blackburn, R., & Curran, J. (1996). The privatisation of local authority services and market opportunities for small firms. In R. Blackburn, & P. Jennings (Eds.), Small firms: contributions to economic regeneration (pp. 99-111). London, U.K.: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/15458/

1994

Small firms and local economic networks the death of the local economy? (Book)

Curran, J., & Blackburn, R. A. (1994). Small firms and local economic networks the death of the local economy?. Sage Publications Ltd.

1993

In search of spatial differences: evidence from a study of small service sector enterprises (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., & Curran, J. (1993). In search of spatial differences: evidence from a study of small service sector enterprises. In J. Curran, & D. Storey (Eds.), Small firms in urban and rural locations (pp. 164-193). London, U.K.: Routledge. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/15648/

Local economies and small firms: a view from the ground (Chapter)

Curran, J., & Blackburn, R. A. (1993). Local economies and small firms: a view from the ground. In F. Chittenden, M. Robertson, & D. Watkins (Eds.), Small Firms: Recession and Recovery (pp. 94-112). London, U.K.: Paul Chapman. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/21078/

Networks and Small Firms: Constructs, Methodological Strategies and Some Findings (Journal article)

Curran, J., Jarvis, R., Blackburn, R. A., & Black, S. (1993). Networks and Small Firms: Constructs, Methodological Strategies and Some Findings. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 11(2), 13-25. doi:10.1177/026624269301100202

DOI: 10.1177/026624269301100202

The future of the small firm: attitudes of young people to entrepreneurship (Chapter)

Blackburn, R., & Curran, J. (1993). The future of the small firm: attitudes of young people to entrepreneurship. In R. Atkin, E. Chell, & C. Mason (Eds.), New Directions in Small Business Research (pp. 1-17). Aldershot, U.K.: Avebury. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/15647/

1992

Small firms and subcontracting: what is it and where? (Chapter)

Blackburn, R. (1992). Small firms and subcontracting: what is it and where?. In P. Leighton, & A. Felstead (Eds.), The new entrepreneurs: self-employment and small business in Europe (pp. 305-321). London, U.K.: Kogan Page. Retrieved from http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/21077/

1991

Paths of Enterprise The Future of Small Business (Book)

Paths of Enterprise (n.d.). . Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203976951

DOI: 10.4324/9780203976951

1990

Some Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in the Study of Employment Relations in the Small Service Sector Firm (Journal article)

Kitching, J., Blackburn, R., & Curran, J. (1990). Some Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in the Study of Employment Relations in the Small Service Sector Firm. Management Research News, 13(6), 8-9. doi:10.1108/eb028086

DOI: 10.1108/eb028086

JOB QUALITY IN SMALL BUSINESSES - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING FIRMS IN DORSET (Journal article)

BLACKBURN, R. A. (1990). JOB QUALITY IN SMALL BUSINESSES - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING FIRMS IN DORSET. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 22(7), 875-892. doi:10.1068/a220875

DOI: 10.1068/a220875

Youth and the Enterprise Culture (Journal article)

Curran, J., & Blackburn, R. A. (1990). Youth and the Enterprise Culture. British Journal of Education & Work, 4(1), 31-45. doi:10.1080/0269000900040103

DOI: 10.1080/0269000900040103

1989

Training in the Smaller Business – Investment or Expense? (Journal article)

Blackburn, R., & Hankinson, A. (1989). Training in the Smaller Business – Investment or Expense?. Industrial and Commercial Training, 21(2). doi:10.1108/00197858910133591

DOI: 10.1108/00197858910133591

1986

The Role of Marketing in the Small Firm: Evidence from a Regional Survey (Journal article)

Watkins, T., & Blackburn, R. (1986). The Role of Marketing in the Small Firm: Evidence from a Regional Survey. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 4(4), 26-38. doi:10.1108/eb045735

DOI: 10.1108/eb045735