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Hermawati, Adya – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the adaptation process of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to volatile environment supported with learning, knowledge and innovation. Design/methodology/approach: This study used an inductive approach to analyse qualitative data obtained from an SME operating in the international market.…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Knowledge Management, Innovation, Organizational Change
Valero, Anna – Centre for Economic Performance, 2021
The empirical management literature has found that the education of both managers and the workforce more generally appears to be an important driver of better management practices. This article sets out how such relationships might be conceptualised, and suggests that in a complementarities framework, modern management practices can be thought of…
Descriptors: Administration, Human Capital, Education, Correlation
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Cheang, Michael; Yamashita, Georgia L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
We explored ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected those who work in the agriculture industry in Hawai'i. Although economic hardship seems to be the obvious consequence, changes to the logistical and daily routines in the home also emerged as major impacts, and psychological effects may be even more distressing. Those who work in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Agriculture, Small Businesses
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Vishnu, Sreeram; Gupta, Jancy; Surendran Padmaja, Subash; Shyam Suraj, S. R. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2022
Purpose: This study reviewed the context, organisational arrangements and institutional changes for the operation of a smallholder dairy development project, comprising multi-stakeholders in three locales. The objective was to have a comparative assessment of the project dynamics and to draw lessons for improving its performance.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Small Businesses
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Zia, Muhammad Qamar; Bashir, Muhammad Adnan; Mangi, Riaz Ahmed; Shamsi, Aamir Feroz – European Journal of Training and Development, 2022
Purpose: Based on trait activation theory, the purpose of the present study is to explore the relationship between the antecedents and outcomes of informal learning with the moderating effect of supervisor feedback environment (SFE) in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Design/methodology/approach: Data (n = 388) were gathered from middle…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Feedback (Response), Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Small Businesses
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Hutchinson, Claire; Lay, Kiri; Alexander, June; Ratcliffe, Julie – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Microenterprises are very small businesses requiring little capital and can be an employment pathway for people with intellectual disabilities. This systematic review aims to identify the facilitators, barriers and outcomes from microenterprise. Method: Web of Science, Scopus, EconLit, PsycINFO and ProQuest were searched to identify…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Small Businesses, Self Employment, Ownership
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Nworgu, Queen Chioma; Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2021
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the policy of lockdowns, on business in general, and certain sectors of the economy, has been widely discussed during the last year. Less is known, however, about the impact on specific groups of economic actors within the UK economy. This small-scale research project explores the impact that the pandemic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Entrepreneurship
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Li, Xuanxi; Wang, Fei; Gu, Xiaoqing – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study aims to explore the roles of Chinese ICT enterprises in promoting the ICT industry ecosystem in education in China, and construct a structural model of a healthy ICT industry ecosystem in education. After examining ICT demands in education, this study adopts a multiple case studies methodology. Fifty-five employees from five enterprises…
Descriptors: Role, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Models
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Schwieger, Dana – Information Systems Education Journal, 2020
Ashley Baker was fed up and ready to strike out on her own and cut her own path. New salon policies aimed to eat away at her profits were forcing her to start her own business. As Ashley and her husband refurbished a downtown storefront to house her shop, she starts planning for the operational side of her new venture. Ashley is in search of an…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Management Information Systems, Cosmetology, Small Businesses
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Nworgu, Queen Chioma – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2020
Issues arising with social media and its influence on women entrepreneurs trigged this investigation. The research will examine the impact of social media on online small businesses owned and run by women entrepreneurs with reference to London-based female e-entrepreneurs. The work is a proposal for a PhD research and while waiting for the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Females, Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses
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Raible, Stephanie E.; Williams-Middleton, Karen – Industry and Higher Education, 2021
Despite an estimated 582 million entrepreneurs globally, stereotypes plague the social cognitive concept of "the entrepreneur," shaping assumptions of what entrepreneurship is while being far from representative of possible entrepreneurial identities. "Heroic" stereotypes of entrepreneurs (e.g., Steve Jobs or Elon Musk)…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Stereotypes, Professional Identity, Masculinity
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Domi, Shpresim; Domi, Fabjola – European Journal of Training and Development, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the interplay of skill-enhancing human resources practices, customer orientation (CO) and tourism small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) performance indicators. Design/methodology/approach: Data for 194 valid cases are gathered through face-to-face techniques in Albanian tourism SMEs. Structural…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Skill Development, Small Businesses, Tourism
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Kearney, Arthur; Harrington, Denis; Kelliher, Felicity – Industry and Higher Education, 2019
It is argued that strategizing provides firms with deep and sustainable sources of competitive advantage. Despite an emerging literature base on the strategic management of the micro firm, there is limited research into strategizing in context. This article investigates the nature of strategizing in the micro firm. A critical review of the…
Descriptors: Models, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses
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Pereira, Rosivalda; Franco, Mário – Industry and Higher Education, 2022
This study aims to present the relationship between universities and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a systematic literature review. SMEs play an important role in economic development. Similarly, universities are important actors in the innovation system. To fulfil the study objective, data were collected from the Scopus…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Innovation
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Levy, Paul; Knowles, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Different styles of Action Learning that have evolved from the original form by Reg Revans, the originator of Action Learning. In this paper, we offer a further development of Action Learning which we name DIAL (Drop-In Action Learning). DIAL is a facilitated or self-managed form of action learning that has the specific quality of being a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses
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