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ERIC Number: ED553078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3030-3794-8
The Corporate University and Training: Return on Investment
Newell, Marshall D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
With a global marketplace, companies are seeking ways to manage knowledge with tools, such as the corporate university toward gaining a competitive advantage. Research has identified a common goal is to sustain competitive advantage. With a competitive advantage, a company may achieve a higher profitability. Thus far, research has provided limited consideration to the relationship of learning & development/training (L&D/T) investment and type of corporate university in how a company can sustain a higher profitability. The research examines L&D/T with a typology of the corporate university. However, determining the L&D/T investment relative to the type of corporate university poses a challenging proposition. The study utilizes historical financial data for the 30 companies in The Dow. Utilizing a corporate university typology categorization, a discriminant analysis examines for net profit (NP) and gross revenue (GR). The findings of this study showed L&D/T investment does not improve net profit (NP) and gross revenue (GR) for a company in The Dow. A larger sample, such as, the Standard & Poor's 500 index, might reveal a significant positive L&D/T relationship between corporate university investment and company profitability. With a positive relationship, a corporate university L&D/T investment generalization might be possible. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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