ERIC Number: ED348527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Training Requirements of Middle Management in the Greek Textile and Clothing Industries.
Fotinopoulou, K.; Manolopoulos, N.
A case study of 16 companies in the Greek textile and clothing industry elicited the training needs of the industry's middle managers. The study concentrated on large and medium-sized work units, using a lengthy questionnaire. The study found that middle managers increasingly need to solve problems and ensure the reliability of new equipment and that to do so they need an adequate overall knowledge of the machinery and a theoretical background. Training on Greek textile machinery is often provided by foreign firms who supply the machinery, either in the Greek plant or abroad. However, Greek middle managers need greater technical background in order to benefit from such training and to provide assistance to the employees under them. Middle managers, therefore, need an overall picture of production and production procedures, thorough knowledge of the mechanical equipment, and knowledge of accounting and the organization of production. Some firms are trying to decentralize and delegate more tasks to middle managers, requiring them to understand how their areas affect the whole company. Few technical schools have effective links with manufacturers, so their graduates are not adequately trained. Better links between manufacturers and technical colleges and better equipment for the colleges would improve the training of middle managers. (Appendixes to the report contain 14 case studies and the project questionnaire.) (KC)
Descriptors: Clothing, Developed Nations, Educational Needs, Fashion Industry, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Manufacturing, Middle Management, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers: Greece; Textile Industry