ERIC Number: EJ695863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Training and Human Resource Issues in Small E-Businesses: Towards a Research Agenda
Education + Training, v46 n8-9 p520-526 2004
A great deal has been written in recent years about the internet and the emergence of e-businesses operating in the global e-economy. Although a small proportion of the expanding literature on this topic is based on empirically rigorous research, the bulk of publications tend to be of limited value to small business owner/managers. Furthermore, these publications present a superficial or idealised view of economic transactions that take place over the internet. In terms of general approaches to e-business, there exist a limited number of "core" theoretical and practical publications to guide a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties, including small business owner/managers. Conspicuously missing from the burgeoning specialist literature is the topic of training and human resources in relation to the adoption and management of small e-businesses. To redress the imbalance, this article proposes a tentative framework for a research agenda in training and related human resource issues, to support and inform a rapidly growing sector of small e-businesses, both in Britain and in other industrially developed or developing countries.
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