Entrepreneurs in learning networks : Problems, opportunities, and implications for program design
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Critiques of most existing competence development programs with respect to small firms is that they are not fully relevant to the firms; entrepreneurs in small firms need alternatives. An experiential learning approach, based on collaborative learning and work-related problems in learning networks, may fit the needs of the entrepreneur better than traditional methods based on passive theory centered lecturing. The distinctive nature of learning in small firms and the appropriateness of programs to support learning and development in those firms are largely unexplored from an empirical perspective. The purpose of this article is to suggest how different conditions related to learning networks may facilitate an appropriate learning situation for entrepreneurs. The findings show that for entrepreneurs to gain useful learning in learning networks, the management of the network should be demanding and various constructs in the learning situation must be considered.
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26099OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-26099DiVA: diva2:236568
Insänd till: International journal of business and globalisation, ISSN 1753-3627 år 2010. 2009-09-232009-09-232011-10-27Bibliographically approved