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ERIC Number: EJ923110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Technical Training in the MNCs in Malaysia: A Case Study Analysis of the Petrochemical Industry
Hooi, Lai Wan
Journal of European Industrial Training, v34 n4 p317-343 2010
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to gain insight into some of the types of training and development practices that are carried out in the chemical industry for technical workers. A salient focus of the study is to make a comparative analysis of four MNCs, which were selected based on equity ownership, to ascertain whether T&D practices are similar regardless of equity ownership. Design/methodology/approach: Specifically, four MNCs in the chemical industry were analysed to ascertain the types and intensity of T&D practices in these MNCs in Malaysia. In-depth interviews were conducted with some of the HR practitioners in each organisation. Findings: Regardless of ownership, T&D practices of technical workers in the chemical industry in Malaysia are rather similar, though it differs in terms of intensity. On the whole, European MNCs place more importance on T&D, but it cannot be concluded that European-owned MNCs have better T&D practices than Asian-owned MNCs. Research limitations/implications: Similar research could be conducted on a larger sample, incorporating MNCs of different equity ownership to determine how T&D policies of globalised MNCs affect employee performance. Further research could be extended to different regions and sectors. Practical implications: It provides an insight of desirable T&D practices that HR practitioners could develop to create competitive advantage through their human resources. Originality/value: In addition to identifying the relevant T&D practices, commentary is provided of current knowledge in terms of best T&D practices that could be emulated by local organisations as well as other institutions in the Asia Pacific region. (Contains 3 tables and 17 notes.)
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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: Malaysia