Training Services in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Poland

  • Krzysztof Zieba Gdansk University of Technology
  • Malgorzata Zieba Gdansk University of Technology
Keywords: training services, skill development, small and medium-sized companies, Poland

Abstract

In the knowledge-based economy knowledge and skills are becoming more and more significant for the success of companies. This applies also to firms from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sector. As large companies in many cases posses special divisions devoted to trainings, they normally have no problems with updating the knowledge and skills of their employees. The situation is different with regard to SMEs, which often have no resources and abilities to train their employees. In the article, the following aspects are examined: 1.What are the differences in demand for training services among firms from the SMEs sector and larger companies? 2. What are the determinants of making the decision about using particular training company and training topic?

This article analyses the characteristics of using training services by SMEs from the Pomeranian region of Poland and compares the results with those for larger companies.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.84.2.7492

Published
2014-07-01
Section
DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCES ON THE LEVELS OF UNIVERSITY AND ORGANIZATION