ERIC Number: ED458432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Entrepreneurial Training for the Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe. Report.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).; Durham Univ. (England). Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Development.
This report brings together a number of principles as to best practice in supporting, through training, growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Central and Eastern Europe. Chapter 2 identifies key principles to be drawn from the West through a literature review. Chapter 3 reviews the "practice" of entrepreneurial training in Central and Eastern Europe and identifies and reviews principles that can be drawn from practices such as the establishment of Small Business Centers and other initiatives to support growth and development of SMEs and of entrepreneurship. Chapter 4's nine case studies provide an encouraging scenario as they demonstrate that many principles set out earlier, drawn from experience elsewhere, can be successfully embedded in programs in the transition economy context. The case studies involve Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, and Russian Federation. Each case discusses identifying customer needs, reaching the customer, program, training approach, content, location, evaluation, monitoring, followup, and future. Chapter 5 is a comparative analysis of growth training programs from supplier, buyer, and customer perspective. Chapter 6 makes recommendations for future support and development. Appendixes include methodology and questionnaire on SME entrepreneurship training. (Contains 45 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Administration Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Practices, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, International Communication, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Training
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/vetdown1/$file/SME-Managem entTrainingRep.pdf. Also available in Russian (Word format): http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/vetdown1/$file/SME-Managem entTrainingRep-ru.doc.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).; Durham Univ. (England). Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Development.
Identifiers - Location: Estonia; Hungary; Latvia; Poland; Romania; Russia; Ukraine