In addition, there is a paucity of studies on leadership styles in which age and experience of owner-managers
moderate the relationship between leadership styles of owner-managers
and employees' performance.
To introduce the factors that can boost innovative behaviour ecspecially for SMEs owner-manager
Each 10-month study/work programme comprises a group of up to 24 owner-managers
; throughout the programme each participant is supported by a mix of expertise from academics, experienced mentors and external coaching professionals, in a group of six peers.
Many Central European companies are run by dominant owner-managers
. Most of these individuals are dynamic, creative, highly-driven entrepreneurs; many have built significant enterprises from the ground up.
To determine whether the owner-manager
had acquired environmental management knowledge via training they were first asked: Have you had any specific environmental management practice training?
Molian said the course addressed four or five key issues facing owner-managers
. It showed them how to develop their businesses by 'finding new ways of selling more of the same kind of thing to the people who like them'; it demonstrated how to set the right financial objectives; it taught them how to manage their behaviour, enabling them to stop being either 'heroes' or 'meddlers'; it showed them how to plan long-term strategies rather than dealing with day-today managing, and it made them align their own personal ambitions with the business objectives.
"For example, the owner-manager
of a small business who takes a salary of pounds 10,000 and whose company makes a net profit of pounds 10,000 that is retained, will be pounds 1,832 worse off in 2006/07 than in 2005/06.
In this part of the article the owner-manager
's attitudes to training and development are investigated.
At the heart of this money-saving operation is HRC Group's body of "virtual finance directors", a team of consultants, hand picked for their financial pedigree which give every SME owner-manager
the opportunity to have their very own finance director within their company.
However, the owner-manager
's vision may be both precise and informal.