Training in SME – what do we know?


  • Anna Kremel Örebro University School of Business
  • Carina Holmgren Dalarna University


SME, policy, evaluation, education & training, knowledge management


With this study we synthesize academic knowledge about training methods in SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises). Training in SMEs have long been argued as important for business performance and growth. These efforts have been supported by governments and EU programs. Even though different training initiatives have been evaluated and studied during the years, there are no knowledge overview of the effects of training in SMEs. With this study we try to remedy this. The study also discusses how to conduct a literature review with the use of Zotero and Nvivo tools.


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