of ENGINEERING-HUNEDOARA, ROMANIA FACTORS AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESS MANAGERS' PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Abdullah Mahmood, Abdelnaser Omran
unpublished
This paper discusses a critical investigation into the factors affecting educational interests of managers of small firms. The investigation attempted to determine, from the viewpoint of the small business managers, those critical factors which affected and influenced their interest in and appreciation of education and training. The results of the study indicated a general lack of interests in education and training among the small business managers sampled. These lack of interests were
more » ... erests were influenced by seven major factors. These were: managers' evaluation of education and training, their attitudes towards education and educational establishments, personality characteristics, limitation of resources, lack of formal education, lack of awareness of educational provisions and the characteristics of training providers.
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