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The identification and application of knowledge capital within small firms

Keogh, W. and Mulvie, A. and Cooper, S.Y. (2005) The identification and application of knowledge capital within small firms. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 12 (1). pp. 76-91. ISSN 1462-6004

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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.