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Defining the development needs of entrepreneurs in SMEs

Davies, J, Hides, MT and Powell, JA 2002, 'Defining the development needs of entrepreneurs in SMEs' , Education + Training, 44 (8/9) , pp. 406-412.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the theme of entrepreneurship education, learning and development and specifically, on the challenge for higher education institutions (HEIs) of supporting entrepreneurial and enterprising individuals and organisations. This is examined from the perspective of the definition of appropriate development needs of entrepreneurs in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). HEIs are undergoing a phenomenal amount of change driven by the various stakeholders (e.g. government, students and local committees). The government continues to emphasise the importance to the economy of the set up and development of SMEs. If this is to happen then SMEs will need support in developing entrepreneurial and enterprising individuals. This convergence of needs presents the opportunity for HEIs to contribute to this support. A prerequisite for this support is the definition of the development needs of entrepreneurs in SMEs.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB0522 Income. Factor shares > HB0615 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty.
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
Journal or Publication Title: Education + Training
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00400912
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2007 16:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/771

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