Predicting management development behaviour in New Zealand SMEs

Battisti, Martina and Deakins, David and Coetzer, Alan and Roxas, Hernan (2011) Predicting management development behaviour in New Zealand SMEs. In: 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (AGSE 2011), 1-4 Feb 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

There has been a concern with raising managerial capability in SMEs by policy makers, but with little evidence on the key drivers of owner-manager participation in management development programmes. We argue that such participation is poorly understood. This paper develops a predictive model of the drivers of participation in sources of learning by owner managers. We test a theoretical model, based on the small firm as a learning organisation, that participation is driven by owner-managers’ learning orientation and the extent of their belief in self-improvement. Implications of the results are discussed in the light of the provision of management development programmes.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. AGSE 2011.
Depositing User: Dr Hernan Banjo Roxas
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 03:05
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: management development; New Zealand SMEs; learning orientation; self-improvement; managers; owners small business
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150304 Entrepreneurship
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18553

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