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Supporting Sustainable Strategies for SMEs through Training, Cooperation and Mentoring

Emma O. Brien, Ileana Hamburg
2014 Higher Education Studies  
This paper emphasises the importance of training and collaboration in sustaining SMEs going forward and outlines methods that SMEs can use to collaborate and learn to enhance their business.  ...  In order to remain successful and competitive in business today it is important that SMEs can sustain themselves by adapting to economic changes.  ...  Conclusions This paper highlighted the need for SMEs to have a sustainable approach to development. It posed the question can training and collaboration support sustainable development in SMEs.  ... 
doi:10.5539/hes.v4n2p61 fatcat:iijxf22fvjdfvjmaor23s2vp2y

Case study concerning successful Romanian SMEs development by students education and entrepreneurial training

Irina Radulescu, Alexandru Radulescu
2021 Journal of Research and Innovation for Sustainable Society  
The European Commission has published in 2020 the SMEs Strategy for a Sustainable and Digital Europe that aims to increase the number of SMEs engaged in sustainable business practices, as well as the SMEs  ...  Good management is needed for a successful SME, education and entrepreneurship training have the role of consolidating business knowledge and skills.  ...  European Union policy regarding SME strategy for sustainable and digital Europe The SMEs key role is to create added value for each economic sector and it is marked by the 25 million SMEs of Europe, which  ... 
doi:10.33727/jriss.2021.1.3:18-24 fatcat:jdtg7tq4gzgaxmyiv5ojzotv3y

Microfinance Training Services and Financial Sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kampala Central Division, Uganda

Henry Buwule Musoke, Bukirwa Immaculate
2021 Türk Turizm Araştırmaları Dergisi  
Results indicate that microfinance training services affect financial sustainability of SMEs in Kampala Central Division.  ...  The study investigated the effect of microfinance training services on the financial sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kampala Central Division.  ...  Microfinance Training Services and Financial Sustainability Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly taking the role of creating employment for the majority of Ugandans.  ... 
doi:10.26677/tr1010.2021.634 fatcat:g25najidtbbczoboib72yashg4

An Integrated Framework on the Sustainability of SMEs

Adriana Burlea-Schiopoiu, Laurentiu Stelian Mihai
2019 Sustainability  
The findings prove that SMEs can use training and innovation to improve the impact of CSR on their sustainability with a focus on positive financial indicators.  ...  The aim of this article is to investigate the relationship between the budget related to corporate social responsibility (CSR), Innovation and Training, defined as sustainable factors, and the financial  ...  Sustainability 2019 , 2019 11, x FOR PEER REVIEW 9 of 21 Hypothesis 3a: Training and development budget are positively associated with the SMEs profit Hypothesis 3b: Training and development budget are  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11216026 fatcat:4jqianhthncgzmt4y5pcyq4gta

The Corporate Social Responsibility Orientation of Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises

Hongxia Liu, Michelle Fong
2010 Journal of Business Systems  
Despite SMEs' participation and investment in training, job creation, and environmental sustainability, their involvement and action have not produced a statistically significant positive relationship  ...  This paper examines the Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) orientation of Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based on their internal functions, including training, job creation, quality assurance  ...  of SME employees attending training, employment provided by company ( number of fulltime equivalent employees), and percentage of sales revenues invested for environmental sustainability.  ... 
doi:10.15209/jbsge.v5i3.187 fatcat:dhpq2nyqwjf7xnzblr3qcpqsd4

Why Pakistani Small and Medium Enterprises are Not Reporting on Sustainability Practices?

Zeeshan Mahmood
2017 Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences  
Also, there are some implementation issues, lack of training and skills, lack of regulation, government support and sustainability infrastructure.  ...  This paper seeks to understand why Pakistani SMEs are not reporting on sustainability practices. Also, this paper aims to understand the sustainability reporting patterns of SMEs worldwide.  ...  The government should conduct seminars and training sessions on sustainability reporting practices. "The government support is necessary for SMEs.  ... 
doaj:020861e166d94aa8979b750942f482f8 fatcat:p7vqak37grhtbg6duk2vlngrsi

Impact of Industrial SMEs in the Environment Conservation : A Systematic Mapping Study

Carlos Leonidas Yance Carvajal, Joan Carles Gil, Angela Diaz Cadena, Juan Calderon Cisneros, Miguel Botto Tobar, Felix Enrique Villegas Yagual
2020 International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology  
Such companies believe that the economic resources allocated for environmental care are costs rather than investments.  ...  The paper is justified by its own condition of proposing sustainable development, with the possibility of providing a real vision of the situation of industrial businesses in environmental matters.  ...  For RQ3 (Level of training in environmental matters for managers of Industrial SMEs), the following responses were considered as (C5). 5) (C5): • Planned: if they present a management system for SMEs  ... 
doi:10.18517/ijaseit.10.2.10065 fatcat:sfvu3vq2ejf5dp67x2dporgyx4

Drivers and Barriers of Sustainability Practices in Emerging and Developing Economies

Zeeshan Mahmood, Waris Ali, Javed Iqbal, Sadaf Fatima
2019 Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies  
for the adoption of sustainability practices.  ...  This paper examines the drivers and barriers to adopt sustainability practices in Pakistani SMEs. Corporate sustainability has become important issue during the last few decades.  ...  Lack of staff Training and skill Most of the SMEs are facing the problem of staff training and lack of skills.  ... 
doi:10.26710/jbsee.v5i1.683 fatcat:mvbzbqdtufbv5e4rizw2bgsvl4

The challenges for sustainable skills development in the UK automotive supply sector

Keith Bevis
2011 Management Research Review  
His research interests are focused on support for SMEs.  ...  Abstract Purpose: This paper seeks to develop a model for sustainable learning that can be used to target training resources more effectively.  ...  that supports sustainable development for SMEs.  ... 
doi:10.1108/01409171111096513 fatcat:d32ofom33vd5vklppp2u4enifm

Constraints that Hinder the Sustainability of Small Businesses in Durban, South Africa

Ayansola Olatunji Ayandibu, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law, University of Zululand, South Africa, Sindisiwe Ngobese, Idris Olayiwola Ganiyu, Irrshad Kaseeeram
2019 Journal of Reviews on Global Economics  
The main aim of the study is to evaluate constrains that hinder the sustainability of small businesses in Durban, South Africa.  ...  However, the challenges that are experienced by the Small Business Enterprises (SMEs) continue to limit the economic growth of the country.  ...  Consistent with this outcome, a study by Campos et al. (2017) suggest that standard business training for small business owners could help to boost the sustainability and profitability of such businesses  ... 
doi:10.6000/1929-7092.2019.08.123 fatcat:4le5l2ogbrft3budru2dgolfnq

Sustainable Development Practices in the Moroccan Small and Medium Enterprise: by What means and for What Purpose?

Keltoum Rahali, Abdelaziz Chaouch, Elmahjoub Aouane, Sami Chbika, Abderrazzak Khohmimidi, Mustapha Kouzer, Abdellatif Elouali
2020 Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems  
The objective of this article is to highlight the relationship between the integration of sustainable development practices in Moroccan Small and Medium Enterprises (Smes) and the challenge sought by managers  ...  The Sme has to face, on a daily basis, new challenges such as economic stability and sustainability alongside the major structures because the challenge of any company is to be able to differentiate itself  ...  Hence, its awareness, its training and support represents the optimal solution for Smes that want to go towards the acquisition of a sustainable competitive advantage.  ... 
doi:10.25046/aj050577 fatcat:qnzkg2h7r5d2tmk5v2wkavf4ia

Factors Influencing Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Iran: A Case Study of Food Industry

Gholamhossein Hosseininia, Ali Ramezani
2016 Sustainability  
Furthermore, since this business is not similar to the large entities, when it comes to the enterprise strategies for sustainable development, SMEs need particular attention [25] .  ...  Therefore, there is a significant need to pay more attention to the sustainability of SMEs.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank Bethany Gardner from the Department of Linguistics, the State University of New York at Binghamton, for her kind help in improving the English of this text.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su8101010 fatcat:t2xsskc3bjgqrpa3vjhuqc73ae

A Micro-opinion Study of Supportive Policy for Talents in Chinese Small and Middle Sized Enterprises

Linbang Fan
2009 Asian Social Science  
It is difficult for small and middle sized enterprises to introduce, retain or make good use of talents, which has direct influence on their capability of risk prevention and sustainable development, urgently  ...  Talent is the key factor for enterprise development.  ...  Now the status about staff training for SMEs is just working for others, that is to say, SMEs can retain talents with no training but the employees will soon leave the company to seek development after  ... 
doi:10.5539/ass.v5n11p86 fatcat:7dsun343w5hxximmxtipp6qwou

Green human resource management implication on increasing productivity of small and medium enterprises

M Astuti, H C Wahyuni
2018 IPTEK Journal of Proceedings Series  
The level of employment in SMEs, resulting in the role of labor is very influential for SMEs. On the other hand, environmental issues have become an significant factor for the development of SMEs.  ...  Environmental management at the operational processes of business (SMEs), has a positive influence on the sustainability of SMEs in the short term and long term.  ...  Acknowledgment We would like to express our greatest gratitude to Kemenristek Dikti who has provided the cost for the implementation of this research through the 2017 for Applied research founding.  ... 
doi:10.12962/j23546026.y2018i3.3724 fatcat:zafea5swhvgvfchms4usjy534e

High Performance Management Practices and Sustainability of SMEs. Evidence from Manufacturing and Services-based Industries in Pakistan

Abdul Raziq, Retha Wiesner
2016 Journal of Management Sciences  
The cultural dimensions have implications for how employees are managed in SMEs. Pakistanis tend to have a desire for security, independence in decision-making and seeking more authority.  ...  The link between these HPMP and the sustainability of SMEs demonstrates the value and importance of HPMP in achieving sustainability.  ...  for Pakistani SMEs.  ... 
doi:10.20547/jms.2014.1603201 fatcat:6mv2hpjorfd23fosfsejbmwpqm
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