Small Business Economics

(The median citation count of Small Business Economics is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship and small businesses185
A systematic literature review of entrepreneurial ecosystems in advanced and emerging economies168
Entrepreneurial ecosystems: a dynamic lifecycle model105
How do banks interact with fintech startups?103
The entrepreneurial finance markets of the future: a comparison of crowdfunding and initial coin offerings95
The early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on business sales94
Unraveling the entrepreneurial mindset78
The influence of ecosystems on the entrepreneurship process: a comparison across developed and developing economies75
Women’s entrepreneurship and culture: gender role expectations and identities, societal culture, and the entrepreneurial environment73
Macroeconomic lockdown and SMEs: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain70
The determinants of bootstrap financing in crises: evidence from entrepreneurial ventures in the COVID-19 pandemic59
Global drivers of cryptocurrency infrastructure adoption54
When the rainy day is the worst hurricane ever: the effects of governmental policies on SMEs during COVID-1954
Initial coin offerings, asymmetric information, and loyal CEOs53
Contextualizing small business resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from small business owner-managers51
The evolution of the global digital platform economy: 1971–202149
Refugee entrepreneurship: context and directions for future research48
Small firms and the COVID-19 insolvency gap48
The great divides in social entrepreneurship and where they lead us47
Risk of burnout in French entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis47
Necessity or opportunity? Government size, tax policy, corruption, and implications for entrepreneurship46
“Pledge” me your ears! The role of narratives and narrator experience in explaining crowdfunding success44
Why do startups pursue initial coin offerings (ICOs)? The role of economic drivers and social identity on funding choice41
Formal and informal financing decisions of small businesses41
Serial and large investors in initial coin offerings40
Working from home: small business performance and the COVID-19 pandemic40
Initial coin offerings, information disclosure, and fraud40
Digital affordances: how entrepreneurs access support in online communities during the COVID-19 pandemic39
Corporate entrepreneurship: a systematic literature review and future research agenda35
Evolutionary entrepreneurial ecosystems: a research pathway34
Thirty years of Small Business Economics: a bibliometric overview33
The power of shared positivity: organizational psychological capital and firm performance during exogenous crises32
Fin vs. tech: are trust and knowledge creation key ingredients in fintech start-up emergence and financing?31
Impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed31
Signalling entrepreneurs’ credibility and project quality for crowdfunding success: cases from the Kickstarter and Indiegogo environments31
SMEs’ line of credit under the COVID-19: evidence from China30
The occupational trajectories and outcomes of forced migrants in Sweden. Entrepreneurship, employment or persistent inactivity?30
Does entrepreneurship fit her? Women entrepreneurs, gender-role orientation, and entrepreneurial culture30
Crowdfunding cultural and commercial entrepreneurs: an empirical study on motivation in distinct backer communities29
Export promotion programs, export capabilities, and risk management practices of internationalized SMEs28
Firm innovation and global value chain participation28
Did the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program get disbursed to minority communities in the early stages of COVID-19?28
Does gender still matter? An examination of small business performance27
Discrimination in lending? Evidence from the Paycheck Protection Program27
Levels of necessity of entrepreneurial ecosystems elements27
Microfirms and innovation in the service sector26
Subjective value in entrepreneurship26
ADHD symptoms, entrepreneurial passion, and entrepreneurial performance25
Women entrepreneurs’ progress in the venturing process: the impact of risk aversion and culture25
Security token offerings24
Entrepreneurship in public organizations: the role of leadership behavior24
Understanding firm exit: a systematic literature review23
Entrepreneurial fintech clusters23
Overcoming the liability of poorness: disadvantage, fragility, and the poverty entrepreneur22
Ecosystem dynamics: exploring the interplay within fintech entrepreneurial ecosystems22
The mediating role of values in the relationship between religion and entrepreneurship22
Barriers to innovation and innovation performance: the mediating role of external knowledge search in emerging economies22
Determinants of financing constraints21
Self-employment over the business cycle in the USA: a decomposition21
The future of entrepreneurship: the few or the many?20
Practice rather than preach: cultural practices and female social entrepreneurship20
Mapping SME productivity research: a systematic review of empirical evidence and future research agenda20
The impact of effectuation, causation, and resources on new venture performance: novice versus expert entrepreneurs19
The organizational architecture of entrepreneurial universities across the stages of entrepreneurship: a conceptual framework18
Recovery and exit of zombie firms in Portugal18
Entrepreneurial learning in online communities18
Disentangling succession and entrepreneurship gender gaps: gender norms, culture, and family17
Individualism, pro-market institutions, and national innovation17
Who benefits from SMEs’ radical innovations?—empirical evidence from German biotechnology17
The Italian Start Up Act: a microeconometric program evaluation17
Does external R&D matter for family firm innovation? Evidence from the Italian manufacturing industry16
Firm size and growth barriers: a data-driven approach16
Recession and firm survival: is selection based on cleansing or skill accumulation?16
Entrepreneurship in the twenty-first century16
Crowdinvesting in entrepreneurial projects: disentangling patterns of investor behavior16
Innovation ambidexterity, resource configuration and firm growth: is smallness a liability or an asset?16
Impact evaluation of business development grants on SME performance15
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the hours lost by self-employed racial minorities: evidence from Brazil15
Do Nonfamily Managers Enhance Family Firm Performance?15
Mapping the venture capital and private equity research: a bibliometric review and future research agenda15
Soft and hard information in equity crowdfunding: network effects in the digitalization of entrepreneurial finance15
Refugee entrepreneurship: systematic and thematic analyses and a research agenda14
Entrepreneurial experiences of Syrian refugee women in Canada: a feminist grounded qualitative study14
Life-cycle factors and entrepreneurship: evidence from rural China14
The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship: an Asian perspective14
Does the entrepreneurial state crowd out entrepreneurship?14
Does patenting always help new firm survival? Understanding heterogeneity among exit routes14
Procurement policy and SME participation in public purchasing14
The entrepreneurial financing of the immigrant entrepreneurs: a literature review14
Experts in the crowd and their influence on herding in reward-based crowdfunding of cultural projects14
Depression among entrepreneurs: a scoping review14
Mind the gender gap: the impact of university education on the entrepreneurial entry of female and male STEM graduates14
Historical roots of entrepreneurship in different regional contexts—the case of Poland13
Rethinking stabilization policies; Including supply-side measures and entrepreneurial processes13
Former Communist party membership and present-day entrepreneurship13
Business failure and institutions in entrepreneurship: a systematic review and research agenda13
Institutions, financial development, and small business survival: evidence from European emerging markets13
Culture and gender in entrepreneurial teams: the effect on team processes and outcomes13
Becoming an academic entrepreneur: how scientists develop an entrepreneurial identity13
Short-term financial constraints and SMEs’ investment decision: evidence from the working capital channel13
Fear not, want not: Untangling the effects of social cost of failure on high-growth entrepreneurship13
Financial fragmentation and SMEs’ access to finance13
What money cannot buy: a new approach to measure venture capital ability to add non-financial resources13
Identifying innovative opportunities in the entrepreneurship classroom: a new approach and empirical test13
Fostering regional innovation, entrepreneurship and growth through public procurement13
Small firms and patenting revisited12
Topic-based classification and identification of global trends for startup companies12
Public research and the quality of inventions: the role and impact of entrepreneurial universities and regional network embeddedness12
The perceived well-being and health costs of exiting self-employment12
Male and female entrepreneurs’ employment growth ambitions: the contingent role of regulatory efficiency12
The growth of entrepreneurial human capital: origins and development of skill variety12
Different response paths to organizational resilience12
Arts majors as entrepreneurs and innovators12
Crowdfunding: different types of legitimacy12
Narratives in entrepreneurial ecosystems: drivers of effectuation versus causation12
Buddhist entrepreneurs, charitable behaviors, and social entrepreneurship: evidence from China12
One swallow does not make a summer: episodes and persistence in high growth12
COVID-19 and the global venture capital landscape12
The role of distinct ADHD symptoms for pre-entry entrepreneurial behavior: when intentions do not translate into action12
Whom do nascent ventures search for? Resource scarcity and linkage formation activities during new product development processes11
Corruption and formal-sector entrepreneurship in a middle-income country: spatial analysis of firm births in the Mexican states11
Debt aversion, education, and credit self-rationing in SMEs11
Does the adoption of emerging technologies improve technical efficiency? Evidence from Korean manufacturing SMEs11
A decade of research on the genetics of entrepreneurship: a review and view ahead11
Massive earthquakes, risk aversion, and entrepreneurship11
Mobile money, traditional financial services and firm productivity in Africa11
Regional entrepreneurship and innovation: historical roots and the impact on the growth of regions11
Liminal spaces: A review of the art in entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurship in art10
Does globalization affect perceptions about entrepreneurship? The role of economic development10
Financial performance of hidden champions: Evidence from German manufacturing firms10
Relationship lending and the use of trade credit: the role of relational capital and private information10
My mother-in-law does not like it: resources, social norms, and entrepreneurial intentions of women in an emerging economy10
Cognitive financial constraints and firm growth10
How gender stereotypes shape venture growth expectations10
Gender, culture, and implicit theories about entrepreneurs: a cross-national investigation10
Examining the cohesiveness and nestedness entrepreneurial ecosystems: evidence from British FinTechs10
Entrepreneur fund-seeking: toward a theory of funding fit in the era of equity crowdfunding10
Board openness and family firm internationalization: a social capital perspective10
Nascent ventures’ green initiatives and angel investor judgments of legitimacy and funding10
In the eye of the beholder? Differentiating between SMEs and Mittelstand10
Estimating the uncertainty–R&D investment relationship and its interactions with firm size10
Targeted monetary policy and financing constraints of Chinese small businesses10
Small matching grants for women entrepreneurs: lessons from the past recession10
Motivational drivers to choose worker cooperatives as an entrepreneurial alternative: evidence from Spain10
Assessing the influence of institutions on students’ entrepreneurial dynamics: evidence from European post-socialist and market-oriented economies10
The salience of ethnic identity in entrepreneurship: an ethnic strategies of business action framework9
CEOs’ religiosity and corporate green initiatives9
Lockdown, employment adjustment, and financial frictions9
Financing decisions in private family firms: a family firm pecking order9
Does gender matter for corporate entrepreneurship? A cross-countries study9
Bribery from a micro, demand-side perspective9
Organizational capabilities and SME exports: the moderating role of external funding intentions and managerial capacity9
Are cooperative firms more agile? A contingency perspective on small and medium-sized enterprises in agglomerations and peripheral areas9
Decision-making style in entrepreneurial finance and growth9
Social network research in the family business literature: a review and integration9
Does personality matter? Small business owners and modes of innovation9
Were small businesses more likely to permanently close in the pandemic?9
Exploring differences between novice and repeat entrepreneurs: does stress mediate the effects of work-and-family conflict on entrepreneurs’ satisfaction?8
Growth paths and routes to exit: 'shadow of death' effects for new firms in Japan8
Power and entrepreneurship8
The smart contract revolution: a solution for the holdup problem?8
The nascent ecology of social enterprise8
Labor flows across firm size, age, and economic sector in Colombia vs. the United States8
Social innovation, goal orientation, and openness: insights from social enterprise hybrids8
Same same, but different: capital structures in single family offices compared with private equity firms8
Corporate taxes and high-quality entrepreneurship8
Remittances, ethnic diversity, and entrepreneurship in developing countries8
Entrepreneurial homeworkers8
Capacity constraints as a trigger for high growth8
Has previous loan rejection scarred firms from applying for loans during Covid-19?8
Designing for sustainable work during industrial startups—the case of a high-growth entrepreneurial firm8
Proximity and inter-firm corruption: A transaction cost approach8
The impact of the third sector of R&D on the innovative performance of entrepreneurial firms7
The economic psychology of creating and venturing: a comparative behavioural portrait of artists and entrepreneurs7
Is there a gender gap in equity-based crowdfunding?7
Social capital and small informal business productivity: the mediating roles of financing and customer relationships7
Can corporate social responsibility mitigate the liability of newness? Evidence from China7
Committed to the venture or the family? A study of entrepreneurial persistence in distressed ventures7
Homophily and peer influence in early-stage new venture informal investment7
Artists as public sector intrapreneurs: an experiment7
The contribution of board experience to opportunity development in high-tech ventures7
Does team diversity really matter? The connection between networks, access to financial resources, and performance in the context of university spin-offs7
Innovation and borrower discouragement in SMEs7
Productivity and firm exit during the COVID-19 crisis: cross-country evidence7
Gender differences in business performance: evidence from Kenya and South Africa7
What drives the valuation of entrepreneurial ventures? A map to navigate the literature and research directions7
Industrial policy, innovative entrepreneurship, and the human capital of founders7
The persistence of family firms: How does performance threshold affect family firm exit?7
Reexamining the gender gap in microlending funding decisions: the role of borrower culture7
Bursting the bubble: why sustainability initiatives often lack adequate intention to action translation7
Going public with public money7
Natural disasters, entrepreneurship activity, and the moderating role of country governance6
Entrepreneurial organizing activities and nascent venture performance6
Analyzing the returns to entrepreneurship by a modified Lazear model6
How much state ownership do hybrid firms need for better performance?6
Productivity growth over the business cycle: cleansing effects of recessions6
Does education enhance entrepreneurship?6
Management turnover, ownership change, and post-bankruptcy failure of small businesses6
Do African resource rents promote rent-seeking at the expense of entrepreneurship?6
Managers’ work and behaviour patterns in profitable growth SMEs6
Openness to knowledge: does corporate social responsibility mediate the relationship between familiness and absorptive capacity?6
Does democracy foster entrepreneurship?6
Innovation drivers of external competitiveness in the great recession6
Bankruptcy laws, entrepreneurs’ socio-cognitions, and the pursuit of innovative opportunities6
The entrepreneurial gains from market integration in the new EU member states6
Evaluating the effects of Small Business Administration lending on growth6
Does mobile money enable women-owned businesses to invest? Firm-level evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa6
Creative and resourceful: How human, social, and psychological resources affect creative workers’ ability to rebound after failure6
Informality, regulation and productivity: do small firms escape EPL through shadow employment?6
Responding to unexpected crises: The roles of slack resources and entrepreneurial attitude to build resilience6
The elusive quest for high-growth firms in Africa: when other metrics of performance say nothing6
Achieving aging well through senior entrepreneurship: a three-country empirical study6
Employee compensation and new venture performance: does benefit type matter?6
Banking stability and borrower discouragement: a multilevel analysis for SMEs in the EU-286
Overcoming the ability-willingness paradox in small family firms’ collaborations6
The role of accelerator programmes on the capital structure of start-ups6
Fluffy cuffs: SME’s innovation in alliances with buyer firms6
New and small firms in a modern working life: how do we make entrepreneurship healthy?6
The timing dilemma: understanding the determinants of innovative startups’ patent collateralization for loans5
Are large firms born or made? Evidence from developing countries5
Crowdfunding and bank financing: substitutes or complements?5
Two’s a company, three’s a crowd: Deal breaker terms in equity crowdfunding for prospective venture capital5
Innovation in immigrant-owned firms5
Effects of self-employment on hospitalizations: instrumental variables analysis of social security data5
Whirlwind model of entrepreneurial ecosystem path dependence5
Are SMEs less efficient? A Bayesian approach to addressing heterogeneity across firms5
Bank failures, local business dynamics, and government policy5
Social trust and new firm formation: a regional perspective5
Correction to: Digital girl: cyberfeminism and the emancipatory potential of digital entrepreneurship in emerging economies5
Immigrant-native differences in long-term self-employment5
Entrepreneurial ecosystems, institutional quality, and the unexpected role of the sustainability orientation of entrepreneurs5
Exploring the contribution of micro firms to innovation: does competition matter?5
Female entrepreneurs managing from home5
Digital platforms and entrepreneurial support: a field experiment in online mentoring5
Entrepreneurial ecosystems and industry knowledge: does the winning region take all?5
The COVID-19 pandemic and family business performance5
Entrepreneurial accessibility, eudaimonic well-being, and inequality5
Only the brave: improving self-rationing efficiency among discouraged Swiss SMEs5
Graduates of venture creation programs – where do they apply their entrepreneurial competencies?5
A balancing act: Swedish occupational safety and health inspectors’ reflections on their bureaucratic role when supervising micro-enterprises5
Innovation as a mixed gamble in family firms: the moderating effect of inter-organizational cooperation5
Crowdfunding to overcome the immigrant entrepreneurs’ liability of outsidership: the role of internal social capital5
CEO age, shareholder monitoring, and the organic growth of European firms5
Founder affiliations: jobseeker reactions and impact on employee recruitment by start-up ventures5
When do serial entrepreneurs found innovative ventures? Evidence from patent data5
The future-time reference of home-country language and immigrant self-employment: an imprinting perspective5
Formal and informal entrepreneurship: a cross-country policy perspective5
Digital economic activity and resilience for metros and small businesses during Covid-195
The effects of social spending on entrepreneurship in developed nations4
Financial munificence, R&D intensity, and new venture survival: critical roles of CEO attributes4