Management capability: perspectives from New Zealand small firms: report from BusinesSMEasure 2009

Battisti, Martina and Deakins, David and Roxas, Hernan Banjo and Coetzer, Alan (2010) Management capability: perspectives from New Zealand small firms: report from BusinesSMEasure 2009. Project Report. Massey University, New Zealand Centre for SME Research, Wellington, New Zealand.

Abstract

Empirical evidence suggests that improving the management skills of owner-managers of SMEs contributes to their survival and growth, and that there is considerable scope for further improvement in skills and competences of owner-managers. In particular, small firm owner-managers’ capability to manage regulation is considered to be important and is of continuous concern for policy makers. There is limited research internationally (Clarke et al 2006; Downs 1999) and particularly in New Zealand that contributes to a more situational and contextual understanding of how small firm owner-managers acquire their management knowledge and skills and the factors that affect their capability to manage regulation. To this end, the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) commissioned a study to assess the nature of management development of small firm owner-managers in New Zealand and to specifically assess small firm owner-managers’ capability to manage regulation. The study formed part of BusinesSMEasure, a yearly longitudinal study of SMEs in New Zealand, targeted specifically to survey micro and small sized firms. The number of firms that completed the survey was 1539. Fifty-eight percent of these firms were micro (0 – 5 FTEs)1 40 percent were small (6 – 49 FTEs) and 2 percent were medium (50 – 99 FTEs). About two thirds of the firms operated in the services sector while the remainder were from the manufacturing and primary sectors.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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Additional Information: This report was prepared and submitted to the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development being the funding agency of the project. Please refer to url for paper.
Depositing User: Dr Hernan Banjo Roxas
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 00:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 04:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMEs; management capability
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7603

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