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Why small firms shun T & D: Employees’ views on barriers to learning

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 January 2016




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Proactive behavior regarding access to external training and development is muted in small business settings because of strong resource allocation norms. Second, factors in the internal work environment constitute the major barriers to training and development. Third, owner-managers and employees appear to have significantly differing perspectives of barriers to training and development.

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(2016), "Why small firms shun T & D: Employees’ views on barriers to learning", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 30 No. 1, pp. 29-31.



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