A model of small business learning

Delahaye, Brian L. (2004) A model of small business learning. In 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, December 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand.


This paper constructs a model for small business learning based on resent research in Australia and Scotland. The model is based on seven steps - the engagement decision, formulating goals, approximation of task, seeking support, expertise and improvement through practice, increased confidence and ability and, finally, a progression to a new engagement decision. The paper suggests that the model presents a natural flow of learning and, as such, could prove a useful model for learning within any small group.

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ID Code: 1735
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: small business learning, adult learning, training, human resource development, individual learning, knowledge management, organisational learning, workplace learning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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