Encouraging SME participation in training: Identifying practical approaches

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58407
Title:
Encouraging SME participation in training: Identifying practical approaches
Authors:
Johnston, K. (Karen); Loader, K. E. (Kim)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School.
Citation:
Johnston, K. and Loader, K. E. 2003) 'Encouraging SME participation in training: Identifying practical approaches', Journal of European Industrial Training, 27 (6), pp.273-280.
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Journal of European Industrial Training
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58407
DOI:
10.1108/03090590310479901
Abstract:
This study was designed to provide insights into how barriers to small - to medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs’) participation can be addressed by training providers by examining evidence from a training programme offered over a period of 21 months. Previous research findings identifying influences on SME participation in training have been used as an analytical framework to examine an experience of training design and delivery in practice. Discussion and analysis of project data within the framework above identifies support for some of the relationships between SME participation and these influences. SMEs have taken up the training, participation grew over time, and positive feedback was received. More respondents reported an intention to participate in future training than had taken part in prior training. It therefore seems that the approach taken has been successful in overcoming barriers to SME participation. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of the findings for learning approaches that promote SME take up.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
design; participation; small to medium sized enterprises; SMEs; training
ISSN:
0309-0590
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 14/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, K. (Karen)-
dc.contributor.authorLoader, K. E. (Kim)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:51:17Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:51:17Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of European Industrial Training; 27 (6): 273-280-
dc.identifier.issn0309-0590-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/03090590310479901-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58407-
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to provide insights into how barriers to small - to medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs’) participation can be addressed by training providers by examining evidence from a training programme offered over a period of 21 months. Previous research findings identifying influences on SME participation in training have been used as an analytical framework to examine an experience of training design and delivery in practice. Discussion and analysis of project data within the framework above identifies support for some of the relationships between SME participation and these influences. SMEs have taken up the training, participation grew over time, and positive feedback was received. More respondents reported an intention to participate in future training than had taken part in prior training. It therefore seems that the approach taken has been successful in overcoming barriers to SME participation. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of the findings for learning approaches that promote SME take up.-
dc.publisherEmerald-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/01/2010]-
dc.subjectdesign-
dc.subjectparticipation-
dc.subjectsmall to medium sized enterprises-
dc.subjectSMEs-
dc.subjecttraining-
dc.titleEncouraging SME participation in training: Identifying practical approaches-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School.-
dc.identifier.journalJournal of European Industrial Training-
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or.citation.harvardJohnston, K. and Loader, K. E. 2003) 'Encouraging SME participation in training: Identifying practical approaches', Journal of European Industrial Training, 27 (6), pp.273-280.-
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