Archived — Employee Training Decisions, Business Strategies and Human Resource Management Practices: A Study by Size of Business
Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services
Small Business and Tourism Branch
The aim of this study is to investigate in detail the proposition often found in the literature that small businesses train their employees less than medium-sized and large businesses. The results show that small businesses are less likely to provide training activities to their employees than medium-sized and large businesses. However, it is clear that once they commit to investing in employee training, small businesses do so as intensively as medium-sized and large firms. The study also shows that small businesses that pursue an innovation and growth strategy, have incentive schemes, use technology intensively or are innovative are more likely to provide training to their employees.
Registration number: 60086
Catalogue number: Iu188-31/2006E-PDF
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