Lack of committment or lack of resources? Owner-managers' attitudes towards training provision within the UK small firms / Syeda-Masooda Mukhtar

Mukhtar, Syeda-Masooda (2000) Lack of committment or lack of resources? Owner-managers' attitudes towards training provision within the UK small firms / Syeda-Masooda Mukhtar. Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship, 8 (2). pp. 113-131. ISSN 0128-7494

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Abstract

In the knowledge-based global economy of the 21st century, investment in human capital will be critical in ensuring business survival and competitiveness. Yet, as we approach the new millennium, it is often frustrating to observe that while small businesses continue to complain of skills gaps, committing resources to training has never featured prominently on their agenda. This study sets out to explore this apparent paradox. In particular, the attitudes of small business owners-managers are analysed since it is their ethos and perspective that is critical in determining the strategic direction of training within their firms. The sample constitutes 144 UK firms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small business, Training, United Kingdom, Small business owners-manager
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small business. Medium-sized business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Executives
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business > Personnel management. Employment management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business > Personnel management. Employment management > Training of employees. Employer-supported education
Divisions: Malaysian Entrepreneurship Development Centre (MEDEC)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 04:51
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 08:14
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11427

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