ERIC Number: ED317776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Management Education for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the European Communities.
This report summarizes the activities of various bodies providing training impetus for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe on the three levels of (1) basic management education for potential small and medium-sized business owners and/or managers; (2) programs for small firm start-ups; and (3) activities to improve the management of already existing small and medium-sized enterprises. Taking into account the assumed growing needs for training measures on all three levels, the report gives an overview on what measures are offered, as well as an analysis of those measures in terms of the current challenges in the business environment--characterized by growing worldwide competitiveness and rapid technological change. A summary is provided of the different methods used in the various countries, how the support components are related to each other, and how the results can be judged by comparing claims and results. Suggestions for more appropriate solutions are offered. Six case studies of small business development programs in England, Ireland, West Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Spain are included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, On the Job Training, Organization Size (Groups), Postsecondary Education, Small Businesses, Staff Development
UNIPUB, 4661-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391 (Catalogue No. HX-55-89-803-EN-C).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).