Pro-grouth small busimess: learning 'architecture'
Bergin-Seers, Suzanne and Morrison, Alison (2002) Pro-grouth small busimess: learning 'architecture'. Journal of Managment Development, 21 (5). pp. 388-400. ISSN 02621711
Internationally, a certain market failure has become apparent in terms of the effective engagement of small business owner-managers in business support programs, and in the wider concept of life long learning. There exists a cultural gap between support agencies and the small business sector's perceptions of the utility of formal support and learning interventions to the business performance of their business. Therefore, this paper extends knowledge and understanding within this context relative to what constitutes small business owner-managers' learning disposition, means, obstacles and organisation to be confronted and what form of new 'architecture' needs to be designed to support learning. A theoretical framework supports the analysis of findings from a research project based in Melbourne, Australia, which serves to illuminate pertinent issues towards informing more sensitised support interventions with respect to pro-growth small businesses. Specifically, the attribute of a learning culture was identified as a factor contributing to growth in small businesses, and may represent a distinguishing characteristic between effective and non-effective economic performers.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||business development, corporate culture, small business, learning culture|
|Subjects:||RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
|Depositing User:||Ms Marcia Millard|
|Date Deposited:||30 Mar 2009 11:02|
|Last Modified:||28 Jan 2015 00:04|
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