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investigation of competency prevalence by owners/managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their adoption of the Internet

R. J. Clinch

investigation of competency prevalence by owners/managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their adoption of the Internet

a review of a theoretical model.

by R. J. Clinch

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Thesis (M. A. (Marketing)) - University of Ulster, 2001.

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Factors influencing performance of micro and small enterprises: a case of Kisumu City Bus Park-Kenya. agement competency and interpersonal management competency. Management competencies are connected to the special skills of managers to provide specific task in the frame of manage-ment (Sudsakorn and Swierczek, ). Every organisation or company has its own individual mix or bundle of knowledge, skills and practices.

The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of the emotional intelligence (EI) of the person in charge of making human resource management (HRM) decisions on the adoption of high-performance human resource (HR) practices in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).,This study takes evidences from HR decision makers in SMEs who autonomously make the decisions in the HR . Strategic planning is a business tool that small and medium businesses need in today’s dynamic and highly competitive business environment. It has a potential to cushion these enterprises from such unpredictable harsh business conditions. The purpose of this paper was to establish the relationship between strategic planning practices and business performance among SMEs in the Gauteng.

Knowledge management (KM) is a core competency that determines the success of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in this knowledge-based economy. Instead of competing on the basis of physical and financial capital, the success of SMEs is influenced by the knowledge, experience and skills of the owners and its employees. 1. Level of management of small enterprises Situation of small enterprises in Slovakia Small enterprises are part of larger category of small enterprises and medium enterprises. They all together form % of all companies in European Union. They are .


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Investigation of competency prevalence by owners/managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their adoption of the Internet by R. J. Clinch Download PDF EPUB FB2

Purpose This study aims to identify the competencies of small- and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) entrepreneurs in the software sector and the perceived level of attainment in each competency.

Abstract. As an attempt to investigate the relationships between entrepreneurial characteristics and firm performance,we operationalized a theoretical framework of the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and empirically tested the four hypotheses derived from it.

The framework links together entrepreneurial competencies and SME performance with two Cited by: The small-and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector makes a major contributor to New Zealand in terms of national economy and employment.

In order to identify whether, or to what extent, adequate mana gerial competencies affect SME's performance, this study comprises of two main aspects. The first aspect investigates current SME performance measurements. The article aimed to explain how general and specific managerial competencies relate to business success of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).

This study was conducted among SMEs. Although many small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) recognize that good project management practices can help them produce better project results, many SMEs have decided not to practice project management because of the complexity involved in using best practices.

This paper-partly informed by the literature, partly by the author's experience in managing projects for SMEs-explains a project. International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences Vol.

4, No.2, Aprilpp. – E-ISSN:P-ISSN: managers. The implications with respect to practice and further research are discussed. INTRODUCTION There is a growing body of literature that addresses many distinctions between large business firms and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs are generally defined as those firms with fewer than United States International Trade Commission Investigation No.

USITC Publication November Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Characteristics and. Eva Kiefhaber, Kathryn Pavlovich, Katharina Spraul, Sustainability-Related Identities and the Institutional Environment: The Case of New Zealand Owner–Managers of Small- and Medium-Sized Hospitality Businesses, Journal of Business Ethics, /s, ().

This book explores enterprise risk management (ERM) in a comprehensive manner for small- and medium-sized businesses. A reference tool for providing education and training for small business owners, it can help corporations improve their overall ERM practices by focusing on developing ERM principles for the various enterprises supporting them.

Issues, Challenges and Prospects of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Port-Harcourt City, Nigeria By 1Dr. Mba Okechukwu Agwu and 1Dr. Cletus Izunwanne Emeti Abstract The paper discussed Issues, Challenges and Prospects of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Port-HarcourtCity, Nigeria.

This was informed by the high rate of. Manager competencies can improve management skills and influence the behavior of others – which can result in a positive impact on the bottom line.

Competency is defined as “ the quality of being competent; adequacy; possession of required skill, knowledge, qualification, or capacity.”. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are defined differently by researchers (Abor & Quartey, ).

In Ghana, the definitions used are based on capital requirements and on employment size. Enterprises qualify as micro, small or medium-scale enterprises if they fulfill the maximum ceilings for staff headcount and capital investment. The small and medium-sized enterprise context is particularly interesting for two reasons: it constitutes a major part of the economy and it has been relatively unsuccessful in exploiting e-business.

We explored the relationship between e-business competency and its success in European SMEs. management accounting ‘toolkit’ needed for survival, from whom new or would be entrepreneurs could learn.

In some small enterprises, formal budgets, responsibility centres and formal cost-volume-profit analysis were also employed where appropriate/relevant to the circumstances.

The most significant difference between the medium-sized and small. Due to the strong relationship between perceived and actual competencies, using self- assessment report of owner-managers is commendable. Entrepreneurs’ competency has a significant effect on the performance of MSMEs (Gerli, Gubitta, & Tognazzo, ).

This report describes characteristics of domestic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the role they play in U.S. exports. Within the U.S. economy, SMEs account for the vast majority of firms and approximately half the gross domestic product (GDP) generated by nonagricultural sectors.

However, SMEs accounted for only about The research is a pilot test of a Management Competency Index, a diagnostic tool that seeks to measure the nature and diversity of managerial skills and knowledge of owners of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Archived — Management Competencies and SME Performance Criteria: A Pilot Study. SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA: THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS. The National Board of Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) defines SMEs as enterprises that employ no more than 29 workers, with investment in plant and machinery (excluding land and building) not exceeding the equivalent of $, Small enterprises in Ghana are said to be a characteristic feature of the production.

small and medium entreprises (smes) in nigeria: problems and prospects by basil anthony ngwu onugu (fimc, fica) being a dissertation submitted to the st. clements university in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of doctor of philosophy in management st.

clements university declaration.According to Katua, Mukulu and Gachunga (), a firm’s resources can be grouped into tangible (technological, financial, physical and human) and intangible (reputation, brand-name and know-how) resources.

On the one hand, Grant () classifies tangible resources into .4 Donors, NGOs and the Private Sector 47 Donor funding 47 Microfinance Sector 49 Other Sources of SME Funding