ERIC Number: EJ759114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Participation in Management Training in a Transitioning Context: A Case of China
Wang, Jia; Wang, Greg G.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v17 n4 p443-473 Win 2006
This phenomenological study explores critical issues related to participation in human resource development (HRD) interventions. Specifically focusing on master of business administration (M.B.A.) training programs in China, we conducted in-depth individual interviews with twelve middle-level managers to understand their perceptions and experience of this academic program during the country's recent transitional period. The findings suggest that HRD participation in a specific transitioning cultural context may present features that have not been explored by previous learning participation studies in either HRD or adult education. In the light of the transitioning nature of the Chinese cultural context, we derived three propositions for future research on HRD learning participation. Practical implications for learning participation are also drawn based on the results of the study.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Cultural Context, Business Administration, Management Development, Human Resources, Administrator Education, Masters Programs, Labor Force Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: China