Ahmad, S. Z., Xavier, S. R., Perumal, S., Nor, M. L. & Mohan, C. J. (2011).The transition from corporate Careers to business ownership: The case for women entrepreneurs in Malaysia. International Journal of Business Administration, vol.2, No.3. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v2n3p148
This article was important to this research as it identified the differences between employment in a corporate environment and working in a small business firm. It is important to identify what makes the small businesses thrive and the aspect of training has been widely digested.
Shekari, H., Rabiee, A., Afshari, M. and Ahanim, (2011). Using effective factors in Employees Empowerment of industrial organizations with Analytical Network Approach (ANP). casestudy: Textile factories of Qom province. International Journal of Business Administration. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v2n3p160
Most industrial organization have been classified as small business and they have failed since they register little profit. Lack of training of employees has been recorded as a factor that contributes to small business failure. The same factor has been identifies for empowerment directed towards small business success.
Mwobobia, F. M. (2012). The Challenges Facing Small-Scale Women Entrepreneurs: A case of Kenya. International Journal of Business Administration. Vol 2(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v3n2p112
This article is of importance following the discussion of several challenges that small businesses face that ultimately leads to their failure. Lack of employees training of aspects marketing, communications and management have been discussed at length for the failure of small business.
Truitt, D. L. (2011). The Effect of Training and Development on Employee Attitude as it Relates to Training and Work Proficiency. Retrieved from http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/12/27/2158244011433338 on 30/1/2014. DOI: 10.1177/2158244011433338
This article is important to this research as it offers insight on what small business experience after its employees have undergone training. It is important to highlight the differences between small businesses that its employees have undergone training and that which employees have not undergone training.
Gupta, P.D., Guha. S. and Krishnaswami. (2013). Firm Growth and its Determinants. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Retrieved from http://www.innovation-entrepreneurship.com/content/2/1/15 on 31/1/2014. DOI: 10.1186/2192-5372-2-15
This article identifies different firms and their share of the industry under which they operate. The world is fast advancing technological and in order for small businesses to thrive they have to undergo frequent training in order to carry out their operations in a manner that will survive the transformations.
Ghobakhloo, M., Hong, T. S., Sabouri, M. S. and Zulkifli, N. (2012). Strategies for Successful Information Technology Adoption in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Doi:10.3390/info3010036
This article is important in this research by identifying that one of the reasons why small businesses are failing is because its employees are not able to adapt the rapid technological transformation that is a characteristic of the modern world. It identifies training in technology adoption as one of the most effective strategies for small businesses to succeed.
Inyang, J. (2013). Defining the Role Engagement of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). International Business Research. Vol. 6(5). Doi:10.5539/ibr.v6n5p123
This article describes the different roles played by small business in giving back to the community through CSR projects. Lack of training on how employees should conduct CSR projects results to business failure especially when their business activities require them to interact with the community. It is therefore clear that lack of training in business operations and interactions lead to business failure.
Hsu, J., & Cheng, M. (2011). What prompts small and medium enterprises to engage in corporate social responsibility? A study from Taiwan. Corporate social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 19(5), 288-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/csr.276
This article is useful in discussing that small business engagement in CSR activities especially in training activities results to business success.
Inyang, B. J. (2013). Small- and medium-sized enterprises engagement in CSR. In S. O. Idowu, N. Capaldi, L. Zu & A. D. Gupta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Corporate social responsibility (4 vols). Heidelberg: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28036-8_80
The article highlights that lack of training results to small business failure and most organizations try to make up for the same by engaging in CSR activities. However, if not done right the business ends up not being able to conduct its operations in an effective manner.