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Demand of mentoring among new starters
Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics. (Dahméncentrum)
Almi Företagspartner.
Almi Företagspartner.
2005 (English)In: Golden opportunities for entrepreneurship, Washington, DC: ICSB , 2005Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract:

In an earlier study we focused on entrepreneurs disappearing off to pension and the possibility to keep this population for a longer time in the market. We looked at senior management from a survey with 406 answering respondents. This lead to the paper "Mentoring New Entrepreneurs - a Course of Action to Retain Knowledge and Experience in Society", presented at ICSB World Conference in Johannesburg 2004. The question researched was senior management’s interested to act as mentors when they become pensioners, due to emotional bonds to their profession, identity and the satisfaction to pass on accumulated knowledge and experiences that have been build up during a lifetime. According to this survey there was an unambiguous result. 97% of the respondents were willing to act as mentors after retirement. The results have in that perspective found a promising alternative to keep senior management active in the market for a longer period of time, and help new entrepreneurs to success by decreasing the risk of failure.

 

The paper we now would like to present at the ICSB World Conference 2005 in Washington DC is a continuation of the research on mentoring. This paper focuses on the potentially demand of having a mentor from the adept’s perspective. The results are based on a questionnaire sent to 200 new starters located all over Sweden.

 

We know from research and practice, as the SCORE program in USA, that mentoring has a positive effect on new starters and therefore it is of great importance and interest to investigate further. When we look at mentoring programs they are open only for a small share of the total amount of new starters. Our earlier study revealed a high potentially supply of mentors that would by all means be a sufficient amount for all our new starters if the demand exists. Our research is a contribution within the field of supply and demand of mentors for new starters. Furthermore this could give new directions for governmental and other supporting agencies and indicate new directions for cost effective business development programmes within EU to SMEs and entrepreneurial firms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington, DC: ICSB , 2005.
Series
Proceedings from ICSB World Conference, 50
Keyword [en]
mentoring, ownership transfer, SME
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6848OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-6848DiVA: diva2:217809
Conference
ICSB 2005 World Conference
Available from: 2009-05-15 Created: 2009-05-15 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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