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Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEs
ECU Publications 2012
  • David Deakins
  • Martina Battisti
  • Alan Coetzer, Edith Cowan University
  • Hernan Roxas
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Document Type
Journal Article
Publisher
IP Publishing
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management / Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre
RAS ID
14282
Comments

This article was originally published as: Deakins, D., Battisti, M., Coetzer, A. J., & Roxas, H. (2012). Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 13(1), 11-24. Original article available here

Abstract
Despite concern on the part of policy makers to raise managerial capability in SMEs, there is little evidence on the key drivers of owner-manager participation in management development programmes. The authors argue that such participation is poorly understood. The paper develops a predictive model of the drivers of participation in sources of learning by owner-managers. It tests a theoretical model, based on the small firm as a learning organization, which posits that participation is driven by owner-managers' learning orientation and the extent of their belief in self-improvement. The implications of the results are discussed in light of the provision of management development programmes.
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DOI
10.5367/ijei.2012.0060
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not open access

Citation Information
David Deakins, Martina Battisti, Alan Coetzer and Hernan Roxas. "Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEs" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_coetzer/7/