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Exploring how SMEs in China have adapted their approaches to development in response to changes in the economy

Zhang, Hui (2013) Exploring how SMEs in China have adapted their approaches to development in response to changes in the economy. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Chinese economy has been changed since economy reform in 1978. Many organizations have changed their management strategies on training and development of employees. This research is aim to explore how SMEs adopted their approaches to training and development of employees in response to the change in the economy. Theory and practical investigation have been used to discover the current training and development strategy and the weakness of the traditional strategy in China. Through the investigation, employees’ needs are explored. In this research, there is a comparison between large organizations and SMEs in order to find the difference in their management strategies. In addition, new training and development approaches, such as coaching and mentoring has been studied and also an attempt is done to find out how these new approaches are implemented in organizations. The findings of the research has discovered that SMEs are developing and improving their strategy in general; however, medium-sized firms are improving fast, and small-sized companies are developing slowly even they are in the same place.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > China
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 14:41
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2013 14:41
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/861

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