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ERIC Number: ED431957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Changing Workplace.
These four papers are from a symposium on changing workplaces. "Women Entrepreneurs: Maintaining Business Success through Human Resource Development" (Dominic G. Kamau , Gary N. McLean, Alexander Ardishvili) investigates contributions of human resource development (HRD) to business success and reports the following: (1) women can be successful in a wide spectrum of business ventures; (2) prior employment, academic education, and professional training play an important role in determining the kind of business enterprise in which to engage; and (3) women entrepreneurs value HRD for themselves and their employees. "Evaluating the Impact of a Union-Management Career Development Program" (Gregory M. Chajnacki, Andrea D. Ellinger) reports more than 95 percent of participants indicated the program enabled them to do the following: (1) think of better ways to perform in new jobs; (2) communicate their experiences and knowledge on new jobs; (3) develop an education plan to learn new skills; and (4) accept more challenging work assignments on new jobs. "The Superiority of Employee-Owned Companies: Reality or Myth?" (Robert B. Gudgel, Fred C. Feitler, Karen Thomas) examines the cultural strength of eight Ohio manufacturing firms and finds nonemployee-owned firms had stronger cultures. "Recruiting and Retaining Women in Business: Women Executives Maneuver To Change the Status Quo" (Laura L. Bierema) shares findings from a focus group of executive women in a Fortune 500 consumer products company, including challenges related to recruitment and retention of women and awareness and actions underlying women's work for organizational change. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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