Training approaches, preferences and outcomes in manufacturing SMEs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/13066
Title:
Training approaches, preferences and outcomes in manufacturing SMEs
Authors:
Jayawarna, Dilani; Macpherson, Allan; Wilson, Alison
Publisher:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Issue Date:
Nov-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/13066
Additional Links:
http://www.ribm.mmu.ac.uk/wps/papers.php
Abstract:
Unlike previous studies which concentrate only on formal training, this is a detailed empirical analysis of the influence of formal and informal training on performance in manufacturing SMEs. Findings indicate that, while SME managers may prefer informal approaches, formal training is a targeted activity that contributes more significantly to performance than informal training. However, the approach and influence of training is dependent on contingent factors. A model is proposed for a detailed study of these contingent factors using a multivariate statistical analysis. Findings also suggest that policy support for SMEs should be idiosyncratic and requires a detailed understanding of context.
Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Small firms; Training approaches; Management development; Performance; Business support
Series/Report no.:
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Working Paper Series; 04-02
ISSN:
1478-8209

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJayawarna, Dilani-
dc.contributor.authorMacpherson, Allan-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Alison-
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-01T14:45:54Z-
dc.date.available2007-08-01T14:45:54Z-
dc.date.issued2004-11-
dc.identifier.issn1478-8209-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/13066-
dc.description.abstractUnlike previous studies which concentrate only on formal training, this is a detailed empirical analysis of the influence of formal and informal training on performance in manufacturing SMEs. Findings indicate that, while SME managers may prefer informal approaches, formal training is a targeted activity that contributes more significantly to performance than informal training. However, the approach and influence of training is dependent on contingent factors. A model is proposed for a detailed study of these contingent factors using a multivariate statistical analysis. Findings also suggest that policy support for SMEs should be idiosyncratic and requires a detailed understanding of context.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManchester Metropolitan Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesManchester Metropolitan University Business School Working Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseries04-02en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ribm.mmu.ac.uk/wps/papers.phpen
dc.subjectSmall firmsen
dc.subjectTraining approachesen
dc.subjectManagement developmenten
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.subjectBusiness supporten
dc.titleTraining approaches, preferences and outcomes in manufacturing SMEsen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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