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ERIC Number: EJ796233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Career and Training in the New Economy: A Study Focused to Small Scale Enterprises Located in OSTIM Organized Industrial Region in Ankara/Turkey
Aksoy, Hasan Huseyin
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v7 n3 p1067-1084 Sep 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore and describe training levels related to careers, employment, and influences of "new economy" in small and mid-sized firms. The organizational side of career development behaviors was also a focus of this study. Interviews related to company policies and practices were conducted with 26 employers or managers of small and mid-sized firms located in the OSTIM Organized Industrial Region in Ankara, Turkey. This research found it is rare in small and mid-size companies to offer structured workplace training or career development activities for workers. Managers had more interest in workplace training if their companies were required to have quality assurance certifications, or if the company participated in exporting, was involved in customs procedures, or was in a business that required foreign language skills. Managers indicated very low interest in training related to social, cultural, personal development, and esthetical issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey