Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises
A general misconception among industries, small or large, in developed as well as developing countries, is that taking care of the environment, by using clean technologies and by saving energy, is a cost-incurring activity. This conviction leads to a poor attention to environmental considerations an...
Partnership Financing for Small Enterprise
This book describes the experiences of a wide range of enterprises, banks and other agencies with partnership finance. Musharaka, or partnership financing, is a method used by Islamic financial institutions which reject the concept of fixed interest. It is, effectively, a much-simplified form of ven...
Starting a Small Food Processing Enterprise
This book brings together important aspects of both the technological and business skills needed to successfully start and operate a small food processing business. The emphasis is on thorough planning before the enterprise is established and then careful control of production to minimize costs and...
Small Business in Transition Economies
With the collapse of the communist central planning regimes throughout Eastern and Central Europe and the vast area of the former Soviet Union there has been a trend toward building up a significant private sector and encouraging dynamic growth in the emerging markets of national economies. The dono...
Poul Ove Pedersen, Arni Sverrisson, Meine Pieter van Dijk
Discusses how the concept of flexible specialization and innovation networks could facilitate the development of small and medium enterprises in developing countries. The book concludes that the potential for development through small and intermediate enterprises exists in many cases, despite severe...