Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEsECU Publications 2012
Document TypeJournal Article
FacultyFaculty of Business and Law
SchoolSchool of Management / Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre
AbstractDespite 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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Citation InformationDavid 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/