ERIC Number: ED474845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Determinants of Successful Training Practices in Large Australian Firms.
The determinants of successful training practices in large Australian firms were examined. The study's three phases were as follows: (1) a review of existing literature; (2) a meta-analysis of previously conducted case studies of 49 large Australian firms in 14 industrial sectors; and (3) a comparative analysis of the findings of the past studies with those of 5 follow-up cases studies from 4 industries (wine production, tourism, electrical accessories manufacturing, and government). The following elements were identified as major contributors to successful training practices: (1) having an organizational culture that supports learning; (2) sourcing formal training within the organization itself; (3) adopting accredited training; (4) decentralizing training within the organization; (5) increasing the diversity of training and learning approaches; (6) responding to individuals' needs; (7) increasing the use of informal training; (8) responding to change within and external to the organization; (9) linking training to major features of a business strategy; and (10) obtaining feedback from workers, managers, trainers, customers, and other stakeholders. The follow-up case studies supported these elements and established that items 1, 8, and 9 are the most important. (Ten tables and a glossary are included. The bibliography lists 51 references. The initial and follow-up case studies are appended). (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Learning, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Competence, Competency Based Education, Contract Training, Corporate Education, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Feedback, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Industrial Training, Informal Education, Inplant Programs, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, Nonformal Education, Organizational Culture, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Strategic Planning, Success, Training Methods, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia