Small business training and competitiveness


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Commission of the European Communities

Duration Dec. 1, 1998 - Jan. 31, 2001

  • Department of Public Management AE (Former organization)
  • Institute for Public Management and Governance IN (Details)

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  • Hefner, Alexandra (Former researcher)
  • Sandner, Karl (Details) Project Head
  • Seiwald, Johann (Details)
 

Abstract (German)

The object of the project is to identify learning processes that lead to increased competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises, and to describe how these learning processes are shaped in different European cultural contexts. These differences then, instead of seeing them as obstacles, are analysed to develop opportunities for discovering different and perhaps complementary learning approaches.<P>
Questionnaires, case studies, qualitative content analysis (objective hermeneutics).


Abstract (English)

The object of the project is to identify learning processes that lead to increased competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises, and to describe how these learning processes are shaped in different European cultural contexts. These differences then, instead of seeing them as obstacles, are analysed to develop opportunities for discovering different and perhaps complementary learning approaches.<P>
Questionnaires, case studies, qualitative content analysis (objective hermeneutics).

Partners

  • Bocconi University Milano - Italy
  • ESADE - Spain
  • Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration - Norway

Publications

Classification

  • 5416 Industrial sociology (Details)
  • 5307 Business and management economics (Details)

Expertise

  • learning organization
  • vocational training
  • small-scale business
  • medium-sized enterprise
  • competitive capacity