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ERIC Number: ED503374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
Building Organisational Capability the Private Provider Way
Guthrie, Hugh
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Paper Presented at the Annual Australian Council of Independent Vocational Colleges' Conference (Sydney, Australia, June 27, 2008)
Organisational capability is recognised as a key to organisational success. The combination of human capital (peoples' skills and knowledge), social capital (relationships between people) and organisational capital (the organisation's processes), is central to building an organisation's capability. This paper, presented at the 2008 annual conference of The Australian Council of Independent Vocational Colleges, summarises what is known about building capability among the VET sector's private providers. Its insights are based on a comprehensive program of research, "Supporting VET providers in building capability for the future", conducted from 2005 to the end of 2007. The research explored factors which enhance or inhibit vocational education and training (VET) provider capability. Private providers are numerous, usually small, and diverse. Individually, they aim to create unique goods and services which provide features or benefits of superior value for their customers, especially in niche markets. They are the "boutique stores" of the VET sector and are, collectively, significant providers of vocational education and training. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia