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Akdere, Mesut; Schmidt, Steven W. – Online Submission, 2008
The most important goal of any given training effort is to achieve learning at the individual, group/team, and organizational levels. This study used a repeated measures design to measure the change in employee perception of an organization's learning environment tin a large U.S. manufacturing company. The time period examined included an employee…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Organizational Climate, Learning, Staff Orientation
Azevedo, Ross E.; Park, Jin S.; Akdere, Mesut – Online Submission, 2008
An expanded investigation of the time it takes training budgets in five, now seven, industries to respond to changes in market demand and productive activity. A serious question, this reflects directly on the ability of the American economy to respond to changes in economic environment. Results indicate that for three of the five initial…
Descriptors: Industry, Economic Change, Budgets, Job Training
Akdere, Mesut; Schmidt, Steven W. – Online Submission, 2008
This empirical study examines employee perceptions of quality management at three different time periods. New employees at a large United States manufacturing organization were surveyed regarding their perceptions of their organization's quality management practices before they attended a new employee orientation training, immediately after the…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Labor Force Development, Total Quality Management, Employer Employee Relationship
Akdere, Mesut; Conceicao, Simone – Online Submission, 2006
The field of Human Resource Development has initially evolved and executed practice around a behaviorist business approach which has become inadequate and inefficient in addressing the multilevel challenges of today's complex organizations and meeting the needs of a new workforce that is increasingly becoming diverse. However, this trend is now…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Professional Development