Developing the E-Team: A Key to Growth in Small Firms

CEMI Discussion Paper Series DP0102 (ISSN: 1448-2541), Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation

14 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2012

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Tim Mazzarol

University of Western Australia

Date Written: March 5, 2001

Abstract

This paper outlines the challenges facing small business owner-managers (entrepreneurs) who are seeking growth in their firms. It examines the cycle of growth in the small firm and argues that successful growth requires the development of an entrepreneurial team – the E-Team – who can work with the entrepreneur and eventually take over responsibility for the businesses. The paper suggests that team building and coaching are likely to be key elements of how successfully the firm develops this E-Team. Coaching techniques and lessons from successful entrepreneurs are highlighted.

Keywords: coaching, human resource management, Small Business, team building

Suggested Citation

Mazzarol, Tim, Developing the E-Team: A Key to Growth in Small Firms (March 5, 2001). CEMI Discussion Paper Series DP0102 (ISSN: 1448-2541), Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2124774 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2124774

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