The identification and application of knowledge capital within small firms

W. Keogh, A. Mulvie, S.Y. Cooper

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Abstract

Research has shown that employers in small businesses may not provide, or fund, off-the-job training for reasons including that they believe that no training was considered necessary in their business. The research reported in this paper aims to focus on a study of software-related companies that form part of an important sector for potential growth. A number of factors were hindering the development of managerial talent in the sample. These included their small size, a lack of resources and availability of personnel for release to undertake development programmes as well as a shortage of specialist human resource management (HRM) expertise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-91
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • computer software
  • knowledge economy
  • scotland
  • training
  • small businesses
  • human resource management

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