Title MAGISTER - TRANSFER OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE FAMILIAR SME
Project Number 2010-1-ES1-LEO05-20954
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
MAGISTER try to contribute to a general and wide extensive European problem, that is: the fact that many small and medium family enterprises disappear every year because they can not overcome problems and difficulties that involve the transfer of business.
In this sense, MAGISTER develops instruments that allow familiar SMEs (specifically metal SMEs) to face the challenges of a new economy (DECISSION no 1350/2008/CE on the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009), helping to validate and strengthen the professional skills demanded by the labour market; encouraging validation of work-based learning for older workers, fostering professional development and lifelong learning, and for the young people to develop their employability. The approach "Validation of experience" is the axis on which to build the project results and proposed to analyze in the participating countries.
It is a fact that many small and medium-sized familiar enterprises disappear every year for not overcoming the problems and difficulties that the business transfer involves.
• In 1996, the European Observatory for the SME estimated that more than 5 million companies in Europe (about 30% of all European companies) should have to face their transfer in the next years. In Spain, the percentage of familiar companies that face an inheritance process rises to 65% of the companies.
• The mortality rate of a familiar business compared with the other SMES boosts to double, often failing in the moment of having to pass the baton of its management: one out of two familiar businesses does not survive to the change of the second generation.
• But in front of these weaknesses, the familiar SMES have long tradition and experience; and knowledge often accumulated through working experience. Validating and formalising this learning acquired usually by not formal or informal ways (practical knowledge and tacit competences) to allow its transmission to the next generations are key values for the business continuation.
From all this, we can conclude that it is necessary to elaborate and make available for the familiar SMES some measures and tools to favour the business transfer and the knowledge management. The transmission of knowledge is an important question for the survival and development of these companies in the present changing context and to reach a learning culture.
Description Lead by ASOCIACIÓN DE FUNDIDORES DEL PAIS VASCO Y NAVARRA the project counts on the participation of important training, evaluation and consultancy organisations, chamber of commerce and enterprises associations from Spain, France, Italy and Romania, with wide experience in European projects.
Formation tout au long de la vie
Utilisation et diffusion de résultats
Sectors Industrie Manufacturière
Méthodes de distribution
The main result of the project will
be the realization of a Guide for the
transmission of knowledge in the family