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ERIC Number: ED453453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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HRD and Small Manufacturers. Symposium 42. [AHRD Conference, 2001].
This symposium on human resource development (HRD) and small manufacturers consists of three presentations. "Toward a Model of Technical Assistance for Small Manufacturers: The Role of Performance Technology" (Dale C. Brandenburg) reviews literature documenting the need for technical assistance to small manufacturers, especially as it relates to deployment of new technology. It concludes that explicit use of principles of performance technology would enhance identification of problems and set forth implementation strategies that provide solutions. "Understanding Technology Diffusion in Northeast Oklahoma Small-to-Medium Sized Manufacturers" (Brenda Solomon) reports a study to understand how change and use of Internet technology have led to an emphasis on the employer as a trainer. "Human Resource (HR) Practices in Mexico and the United States: Selected Manufacturing Companies" (William R. Venable) identified similarities and differences in HR practices of successful small export manufacturing companies. Findings are that predominant practices in American companies were training, compensation and benefit packages, and selective staffing; those in Mexican companies were training, literacy education and company-sponsored activities; HR practices in American companies were directed more toward specific job performance; and in Mexican companies, they aimed more at general personal growth and human relations. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Oklahoma; United States