This paper presents findings from research associated with a tourism micro-firm facilitated learning programme, carried out over a four-year period. Considering traditional educational interventions have had limited impact on micro-firm activities; the researchers propose an alternative approach to meeting the learning needs of micro-firms which encompass local and self-developed knowledge and the successful completion of learning cycles. Using a behavioural lens, the researchers’ consider the experiential learning impact of facilitated learning programmes on observed micro-firm owner-managers. Adopting an action learning (AL) approach, the researchers explore the design, development, implementation and impact of this programme and contemplate the observed micro-firms’ focus on and approach to learning in their business setting. Having analysed the micro-firms’ learning-enhanced development strategies, the researchers propose a cohort-specific AL framework based on the findings and highlight the research implications prior to setting out avenues of further research.
Kelliher, Dr. Felicity and Reinl, Dr. Leana
"Learning in Action: Implementing a Facilitated Learning Programme for Tourism Micro-Firms,"
Irish Business Journal: Vol. 9:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://sword.cit.ie/irishbusinessjournal/vol9/iss1/1
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