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.
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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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||c. AGSE 2011.|
|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|
|Deposited On:||13 Apr 2011 13:05|
|Last Modified:||06 Jun 2012 09:27|
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