ERIC Number: ED423365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Key Issues in the Development of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Training--The Potential for Action.
This paper provides a framework for discussion of the potential for support of small and medium enterprise (SME) development by training and education, particularly in European Union partner countries. Section I is an introduction. Section II reviews the present position of small and medium enterprises in the partner countries and the role they are playing in the transition to the market economy. It also notes the problems experiences by SMEs in this transition process and the problems of those seeking to foster SME development. Section III sets out the key areas where training and education activities may influence SME development. This provides a basic framework for "areas of action" against which problems, opportunities, and present activities can be evaluated. Section IV reviews the present needs and demands for SME development in the training and education field. This demonstrates the present base upon which further action can be built. Section V reviews the adequacy of present supply offer of training and education. Section VI sets out some key areas for "potential action." Section VII makes three recommendations to the European Training Foundation: develop modular programs of self-employment, create programs to develop core entrepreneurial personal skills, and develop and set standards for trainers and educators. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Europe