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Entrepreneurial training for Human Resource practitioners and potential services rendered to Small Enterprises

R. van der Walt, S.J. van der Walt
The Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management | Vol 1, No 1 | a12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajesbm.v1i1.12 | © 2015 The Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Submitted: 15 July 2015 | Published: 31 December 2008

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R. van der Walt, University of Pretoria
S.J. van der Walt,

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This article examines to what extent current South African university courses/programmes in Human Resources Management and Industrial Psychology prepare students for a career in entrepreneurship. It is argued that human resources practitioners have much to offer in the line of services and advice to small enterprises on how to succeed. The data of the survey are analysed through a qualitative approach. The findings indicate that entrepreneurship training currently receives limited attention in the training of human resources practitioners and industrial psychologists.


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