Vocational education and training in SMEs: The role of Education+Training in promoting quality research

Matlay, H. (2008) Vocational education and training in SMEs: The role of Education+Training in promoting quality research. Education and Training, 50 (1). pp. 67-70. ISSN 00400912 (ISSN)

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a personal perspective, of a contributor and Guest Editor, on the impact of Education + Training on promoting quality research and dissemination in the area of vocational education and training (VET) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It has been written specifically to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Education + Training. Design/methodology/approach - The author adopts a reflective approach to evaluate critically the progression of this topic in terms of individual articles and Special Issues published since 1997, and reviews his close involvement with this journal. Findings - This journal is widely recognised as a leader in its field. In terms of VET in SMEs, Education + Training has made a significant impact upon academic research and dissemination and contributed to emergent policy making in the UK and elsewhere. Originality/value - This paper provides a succinct point of view on the impact and development of an academic journal. Its originality stems from the unique perspective offered by a contributor who, since 2000, also guest edited an annual double Special Issue on topics related to VET in SMEs. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910810855540
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Research, Small to medium-sized enterprises, United Kingdom, Vocational training
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 15:20
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:49
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2421

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