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Scottish Regional Report on Healthy Learning Environment for Training in SMEs.

Dutton, Matthew and McQuaid, Ronald W (2012) Scottish Regional Report on Healthy Learning Environment for Training in SMEs. Project Report. Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh.

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    Abstract/Description

    This report outlines the UK contribution to the ‘Healthy Learning in SMEs’ project. The
    report has been written so as to provide non-UK specialists with a brief overview of the
    role of SMEs within the UK and Scottish economies and possible barriers to the
    implementation of healthy learning within SMEs.
    The report begins in section 1 with an overview of the UK economy and the importance
    of SMEs to national economic growth. Significant economic and demographic trends in
    the economy are outlined to provide a context to later discussion on the importance of
    healthy working environments. Section 2 of the report considers EU and UK statutory
    provision that influences the provision health and training activities within SMEs. This
    section also focuses in on the crucial role that SMEs have within the Scottish economy
    where fieldwork for the study takes place. Section 3 explores empirical evidence on the
    role of SMEs in the delivery of a healthy learning environment for employees. Factors
    that affect the likelihood of SMEs adopting healthy working practices for their employees
    are discussed and include company size; level of understanding of workplace health
    issues; business ethos. The report concludes by highlighting possible approaches to the
    delivery of healthy learning within SMEs whilst recognising the limited human and
    financial resources available to SMEs to deliver such programmes.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: SME's; education; healthy learning; economic growth; training;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Item ID: 5575
    Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 11:49
    Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 11:49
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5575

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