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Drivers of entrepreneurship and small business


  • Montebruno, P., Bennett, R.J., van Lieshout, C., Smith, H. and Satchell, M., 2019. Shifts in agrarian entrepreneurship in mid-Victorian England and Wales. Agricultural History Review, accepted March 2019.
  • Montebruno, P., Bennett, R.J., van Lieshout, C. and Smith, H., 2019. A tale of two tails: Do Power Law and Lognormal models fit firm-size distributions in the Mid-Victorian era? Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, accepted February 2019.
  • Bennett. R.J., Smith, H. and Montebruno, P., 2018. The Population of Non-Corporate Business Proprietors in England and Wales 1891-1911, Business History, accepted October 2018. 
  • Smith, H., Bennett, R.J. and Radicic, D., 2018. Towns in Victorian England and Wales: a new classification. Urban History, 45, 4, pp. 568-594.
  • Radicic, D., Bennett, R.J. and Newton, G., 2017. Portfolio entrepreneurship in farming: Empirical evidence from the 1881 census for England and Wales. Journal of Rural Studies, 55, 289-302. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.08.019 
  • Bennett, R.J., 2016. Interpreting business partnerships in late Victorian Britain. Economic History Review, v. 69, p.1199-1227. doi:10.1111/ehr.12327
  • Bennett, R.J. and Newton, G., 2015. Employers and the 1881 population census of England and Wales. Working paper now published with more detail in Local Population Studies, p.29-49.

Earlier publications on modern SMEs, entrepreneurship and business history