Training in small businesses

Matlay, H. (2010) Training in small businesses. In: International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd, pp. 337-342. ISBN 9780080448947 (ISBN)

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The topic of training in small businesses has progressed a long way from its humble beginnings and currently it occupies a central position within the wider training debate. The main motive to train in small businesses relates to gaining and sustainable competitive advantage under constrained resource-allocation conditions. Much of the training provided in small firms is reactive rather than proactive and reflects the informal management style preferred by most small business owner/managers. It is suggested that training initiative should be aimed directly at the specific needs of small business owner/managers and their workforce. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Competitiveness, HR, HRD, HRM, Motivation, Owner/Manager, Skills, Small business, Training, Training initiatives
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-02 - business studies
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-04 - management studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 14:41
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:49

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