Small Business Economics

(The TQCC of Small Business Economics is 10. 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
Small firms and the COVID-19 insolvency gap48
Refugee entrepreneurship: context and directions for future research48
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
Initial coin offerings, information disclosure, and fraud40
Serial and large investors in initial coin offerings40
Working from home: small business performance and the COVID-19 pandemic40
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
Signalling entrepreneurs’ credibility and project quality for crowdfunding success: cases from the Kickstarter and Indiegogo environments31
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
Does entrepreneurship fit her? Women entrepreneurs, gender-role orientation, and entrepreneurial culture30
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
Crowdfunding cultural and commercial entrepreneurs: an empirical study on motivation in distinct backer communities29
Did the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program get disbursed to minority communities in the early stages of COVID-19?28
Export promotion programs, export capabilities, and risk management practices of internationalized SMEs28
Firm innovation and global value chain participation28
Levels of necessity of entrepreneurial ecosystems elements27
Does gender still matter? An examination of small business performance27
Discrimination in lending? Evidence from the Paycheck Protection Program27
Subjective value in entrepreneurship26
Microfirms and innovation in the service sector26
Women entrepreneurs’ progress in the venturing process: the impact of risk aversion and culture25
ADHD symptoms, entrepreneurial passion, and entrepreneurial performance25
Security token offerings24
Entrepreneurship in public organizations: the role of leadership behavior24
Understanding firm exit: a systematic literature review23
Entrepreneurial fintech clusters23
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
Overcoming the liability of poorness: disadvantage, fragility, and the poverty entrepreneur22
Ecosystem dynamics: exploring the interplay within fintech entrepreneurial ecosystems22
Determinants of financing constraints21
Self-employment over the business cycle in the USA: a decomposition21
Mapping SME productivity research: a systematic review of empirical evidence and future research agenda20
The future of entrepreneurship: the few or the many?20
Practice rather than preach: cultural practices and female social entrepreneurship20
The impact of effectuation, causation, and resources on new venture performance: novice versus expert entrepreneurs19
Entrepreneurial learning in online communities18
The organizational architecture of entrepreneurial universities across the stages of entrepreneurship: a conceptual framework18
Recovery and exit of zombie firms in Portugal18
The Italian Start Up Act: a microeconometric program evaluation17
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
Crowdinvesting in entrepreneurial projects: disentangling patterns of investor behavior16
Innovation ambidexterity, resource configuration and firm growth: is smallness a liability or an asset?16
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
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
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
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
Refugee entrepreneurship: systematic and thematic analyses and a research agenda14
Life-cycle factors and entrepreneurship: evidence from rural China14
Entrepreneurial experiences of Syrian refugee women in Canada: a feminist grounded qualitative study14
The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship: an Asian perspective14
Does patenting always help new firm survival? Understanding heterogeneity among exit routes14
Does the entrepreneurial state crowd out entrepreneurship?14
The entrepreneurial financing of the immigrant entrepreneurs: a literature review14
Procurement policy and SME participation in public purchasing14
Experts in the crowd and their influence on herding in reward-based crowdfunding of cultural projects14
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
Mobile money, traditional financial services and firm productivity in Africa11
Regional entrepreneurship and innovation: historical roots and the impact on the growth of regions11
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
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