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ERIC Number: ED458432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-9157-260-8
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)
For full text:$file/SME-Managem entTrainingRep.pdf. Also available in Russian (Word format):$file/SME-Managem entTrainingRep-ru.doc.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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