Predicting management development behaviour in New Zealand SMEs

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Battisti, Martina, Deakins, David, Coetzer, Alan and Roxas, Hernan. 2011. "Predicting management development behaviour in New Zealand SMEs." Maritz, Alex (ed.) 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (AGSE 2011). Melbourne, Australia 01 - 04 Feb 2011 Melbourne, Australia.
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Predicting management development behaviour in New Zealand SMEs

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsBattisti, Martina (Author), Deakins, David (Author), Coetzer, Alan (Author) and Roxas, Hernan (Author)
EditorsMaritz, Alex
Journal or Proceedings TitleRegional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2011
ERA Conference ID60375
Number of Pages15
Year2011
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN9780980332872
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/ir/onlineconferences/agse2011/000008.pdf
Conference/Event8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (AGSE 2011)
International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
Event Details
8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (AGSE 2011)
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AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
Event Date
01 to end of 04 Feb 2011
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Event Details
International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
AGSE
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AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
Abstract

There has been a concern with raising managerial capability in SMEs by policy makers, but with little evidence on the key drivers of owner-manager participation in management development programmes. We argue that such participation is poorly understood. This paper develops a predictive model of the drivers of participation in sources of learning by owner managers. We test a theoretical model, based on the small firm as a learning organisation, that participation is driven by owner-managers’ learning orientation and the extent of their belief in self-improvement. Implications of the results are discussed in the light of the provision of management development programmes.

Keywordsmanagement development; New Zealand SMEs; learning orientation; self-improvement; managers; owners small business
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350716. Small business organisation and management
350704. Entrepreneurship
350503. Human resources management
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c. AGSE 2011.

Byline AffiliationsMassey University, New Zealand
Edith Cowan University
School of Management and Marketing
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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