Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEs

Deakins, David, Battisti, Martina, Coetzer, Alan and Roxas, Hernan 2012, Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEs, International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 11-24, doi: 10.5367/ijei.2012.0060.

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Title Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEs
Author(s) Deakins, David
Battisti, Martina
Coetzer, Alan
Roxas, HernanORCID iD for Roxas, Hernan orcid.org/0000-0003-3675-0535
Journal name International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 11
End page 24
Total pages 14
Publisher IP Publishing
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012-02
ISSN 1465-7503
Keyword(s) management learning
learning orientation
belief in self-improvement
SME management development
New Zealand
Summary Despite concern on the part of policy makers to raise managerial capability in SMEs, there is little evidence on the key drivers of owner-manager participation in management development programmes. The authors argue that such participation is poorly understood. The paper develops a predictive model of the drivers of participation in sources of learning by owner-managers. It tests a theoretical model, based on the small firm as a learning organization, which posits that participation is driven by owner-managers' learning orientation and the extent of their belief in self-improvement. The implications of the results are discussed in light of the provision of management development programmes.
Language eng
DOI 10.5367/ijei.2012.0060
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, IP Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042414

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Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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