Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Francis Greene
Francis Greene
  • Speaker
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Event Information

Research Seminar
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Thu. 28 Jan. 2016
Niels Rietveld
15:00 - 16:45
CT-6 (C / Theil building)


Francis Greene wrote the first serious European textbook on 'Small Business and Entrepreneurship' (together with David Storey). This exciting book provides the ‘big picture’ on small business and entrepreneurship. It explores both the prevalence and importance of small and start-up businesses. Entrepreneurs and small businesses are highly diverse, so the book looks to apply broad brush strokes to learn from general patterns where possible. It identifies evidence where it is clear, but equally acknowledges where knowledge is limited or certain conclusions are impossible to draw. Perhaps most importantly, it makes clear that small businesses are not just scaled-down big businesses: they behave, respond, and are organized differently to large organizations.

On January 28th, professor Greene will again lecture on (among others) the difference between good and bad entrepreneurs, the nature and nurture of entrepreneurship, and start-ups.

The Erasmus - EIM - Panteia Entrepreneurship Lectures Series is co-organized by Erasmus Research Institute of Management ( and EIM Business & Policy Research (EIM/Panteia), an independent and international research and consultancy organisation, specialised in SMEs and Entrepreneurship. EIM is part of the Panteia group.

For more research resources visit our Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Research 

Niels Rietveld
  • Coordinator