Jayawarna, Dilani and Macpherson, Allan and Wilson, Alison (2004) Training approaches, preferences and outcomes in manufacturing SMEs. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED.
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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)|
|Additional Information:||Series: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Working Paper Series, 04-02.|
|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:||20 Jul 2016 01:14|
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