A kicsi szép?

Tanulás és fejlődés a kisvállalkozásokban





small firms, workplace learning, formal and informal learning, networks, qualitative research


This article investigates the process of workplace learning in small firms in a Hungarian context. The exploratory study focuses upon two small firm-specific factors having a crucial impact on workplace learning, namely the role of the owner/ manager and the role of networks in small firms’ learning. Building upon 11 semi-structured qualitative interviews with owners/managers of small businesses, the study addresses three main research questions: (1) What specificities of workplace learning in small firms can be identified? (2) What role does the owner/manager play in shaping the learning environment in small businesses? (3) How can the owner/manager’s networking activities contribute to effective learning in small businesses? The results suggest that, although often not addressed as learning, small business owners very consciously develop and manage the learning process and environment in their firms.


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Author Biographies

Sára Csillag, Budapest Business School

Dean, Associate Professor

Péter Csizmadia, Budapest Business School

Research Fellow

Anna Laura Hidegh, Budapest Business School

Associate Professor

Karina Szászvári, Budapest Business School

Associate Professor


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How to Cite

Csillag, S., Csizmadia, P., Hidegh, A. L., & Szászvári, K. (2020). A kicsi szép? Tanulás és fejlődés a kisvállalkozásokban. Vezetéstudomány Budapest Management Review, 51(1), 2–15. https://doi.org/10.14267/VEZTUD.2020.01.01