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ERIC Number: EJ800567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
The Effect of the Implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies on Training in the Manufacturing Sector
Castrillon, Isabel Dieguez; Cantorna, Ana I. Sinde
Journal of European Industrial Training, v29 n4 p268-280 2005
Purpose: The aim of this article is to gain insight into some of the factors that determine personnel-training efforts in companies introducing advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs). The study provides empirical evidence from a sector with high rates of technological modernisation. Design/methodology/approach: "Ad hoc" survey of 90 firms in the manufacturing sector with advanced manufacturing technologies in production processes. Findings: Managerial decision to develop training is determined by a factor that is extraneous to the investment in new production technologies, that is to say, recruitment policies. As for the existence of a specific training budget, implementation of AMTs does not appear to determine a company's decision to allocate specific budget items to personnel-training programmes. It is concluded that training policies are strongly influenced by factors outside the inner context of the organisation. Research limitations/implications: Similar research could be conducted on informal corporate training, working with additional variables to determine how they affect company training policies. The propositions were tested in a specific industry and area. Further research would be convenient in different regions and sectors. Originality/value: Contributes to the literature in human resources about the adaptation of human resources strategy to necessary changes in the workplace. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain