What role does professional development play in SMEs today? In their article "Grundlagen zur beruflichen Weiterbildung" for the publication "Deutschlands Mittelstand. Innovationsmotor Personal", published by the RKW Competence Centre, Prof. Dr Christina Günther (WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar) and Dr Teita Bijedić give answers to this question.
Their research shows that the share of vocational and in-company training measures and informal training such as coaching has risen. By contrast, continuing education programmes with certified degrees have declined.