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Training approaches, preferences and outcomes in manufacturing SMEs

Jayawarna, Dilani and Macpherson, Allan and Wilson, Alison (2004) Training approaches, preferences and outcomes in manufacturing SMEs. Working Paper. Manchester Metropolitan University.

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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Divisions: Legacy Research Institutes > Research Institute for Business and Management (RIBM) > MMUBS Working Paper Series
Legacy Research Institutes > Research Institute for Business and Management (RIBM) > Centre for Enterprise
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2007 14:45
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 13:52
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13066

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