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Title: The impact of age and reading on the desire for training of managers in entrepreneurial ventures

Authors: George Solomon, David Tomczyk

Addresses: Department of Management, Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. ' Department of Management, Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to determine the effects of age and reading of popular business periodicals on an entrepreneur|s view of training needs for their management staff. This paper uses a sampling of 107 entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 45 who completed a survey that used Likert scale questions. The results are analysed with a repeated measure ANOVA for evaluating the effect of age and a discriminant analysis for the effect of reading. The results show that age has an effect on entrepreneur|s views on training needs, but does not on reading popular business periodicals. Determination of the extent of those needs is reserved for future papers.

Keywords: business information; training needs; age effects; reading effects; business periodicals; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.016621

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.124 - 132

Available online: 11 Jan 2008 *

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