236 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Among the various strategies suggested for the socio economic development of across Iran, small-scale entrepreneurship has received considerable attention in recent years. It is argued that the expansion of the SSIs can lead not only to the flow of additional goods and services in the inner cities, but also create employment opportunities in historically disadvantaged communities. Hence, this book deals with: The focus of the book was elaborate on through a discussion of an identified gap in the development of small firms specially to determine if closely held industries earn a factor to publicly traded firms. To answer the question poised in this book a through review of relevant literature was accomplished. In accordance with the hypothesis the book offers five question multi-criteria group extracted from a 47 barriers. Furthermore, the book examines the relationship between performance and entrepreneurs characteristics.