Business inspiration: small business leadership in recovery?

Rae, David and Price, Liz and Bosworth, Gary and Parkinson, Paul (2012) Business inspiration: small business leadership in recovery? Industry and Higher Education, 26 (6). pp. 473-489. ISSN 0950-4222

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/ihe.2012.0125

Abstract

Business Inspiration was a short, action centred leadership and innovation development programme designed for owners and managers of smaller firms to address business survival and repositioning needs arising from the economic downturn. The article explores:
1. How was Business Inspiration designed and delivered?
2. What was the impact of the programme on participants’ learning experiences?
3. Are there transferable lessons to small firm development more generally?
The article contributes new insights to the debate and literature on owner/manager development in the small firm context. It proposes that there is a continuing need and demand for such learning but the requirements for public sector investment and for specific approaches and skillsets in designing, marketing and delivering such programmes are discussed.

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Additional Information:Business Inspiration was a short, action centred leadership and innovation development programme designed for owners and managers of smaller firms to address business survival and repositioning needs arising from the economic downturn. The article explores: 1. How was Business Inspiration designed and delivered? 2. What was the impact of the programme on participants’ learning experiences? 3. Are there transferable lessons to small firm development more generally? The article contributes new insights to the debate and literature on owner/manager development in the small firm context. It proposes that there is a continuing need and demand for such learning but the requirements for public sector investment and for specific approaches and skillsets in designing, marketing and delivering such programmes are discussed.
Keywords:Entrepreneurship;, leadership, Enterprise management, Small business
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N990 Business and Administrative studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:6770
Deposited By: David Rae
Deposited On:06 Nov 2012 15:03
Last Modified:28 Aug 2014 12:16

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