Is small business better than big business for marketing managers?

Anusorn Singhapakdi, M. Joseph Sirgy, Dong Jin Lee

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Abstract

This survey of marketing managers compares small business firms with large ones in relation to explicit and implicit ethics institutionalization, quality of work life (QWL), job satisfaction, esprit de corps, and organizational commitment. The results reveal that large firms tend to have a higher degree of explicit ethics institutionalization than smaller firms but not in relation to implicit ethics institutionalization. The results also reveal that marketing managers in small firms report higher levels of job satisfaction, esprit de corps, and organizational commitment compared to marketing managers in large firms. The study findings also show that marketing managers in small firms report higher levels of overall QWL, particularly higher-order QWL than managers in large firms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-423
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Marketing

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