Title: An overview of competence development in SMEs

Authors: Allan Mulengani Katwalo

Addresses: Northampton Business School, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of competence development in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The paper suggests a rationale for competence development and highlights the need for reassessing the competence development process as it pertains to SMEs. The paper identifies a model that could be adapted as a framework for understanding such a phenomenon in SMEs generally, and points to the possibility of extending the model.

Keywords: competence development; SMEs; internationalisation; model development; small and medium sized enterprises; strategic change management; firm competencies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2006.011104

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.89 - 95

Available online: 16 Oct 2006 *

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