ERIC Number: ED337669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis and Evaluation of Databases on Business and Management Training Schemes for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the European Community.
Allesch, Jurgen; Preiss-Allesch, Dagmar
This report describes a study that identified major databases in operation in the 12 European Community countries that provide small- and medium-sized enterprises with information on opportunities for obtaining training and continuing education. Thirty-five databases were identified through information obtained from telephone interviews or information leaflets. The size and developmental level varied greatly. A north-south gradient was found: there were many more management databases in Northern and Central Europe; Greece and Luxembourg had no databases; and 10 databases used a thesaurus, with others using key concepts or free-text searching. The 24-page report is followed by brief descriptions of the surveyed continuing training databases in these countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and United Kingdom. Each description provides this information: name; subject; coverage; language; time span; number of documents; access; availability; cost of access; classification/thesaurus; technical equipment; target groups; producers; number of staff; financing; and executive. A proposal for a European database network on management training for small- and medium-sized enterprises recommends creation of an Information and Guidance Center that would give offline information. A proposed thesaurus of the most important technical terms lists descriptors in alphabetical order. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Continuing Education, Databases, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Management Development, Off the Job Training, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Thesauri, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).