TITLE

Does National Culture Affect Firm Investment in Training and Development?

AUTHOR(S)
Coget, Jean-Francois
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2011, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p85
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article considers management science research on the impact of national culture on corporate investment in employee training. A survey of almost 6000 firms in 21 different countries is considered. It found that companies located in countries whose social values included a belief in equal power distribution among groups, a high degree of future-oriented behavior such as planning and delayed gratification and avoidance of uncertainty had a higher level of investment in employee training. It was also found that high technology industries had more investment in employee training than companies in other industries regardless of cultural factors.
ACCESSION #
70044733

Tags: EMPLOYEE empowerment -- Research;  MANAGEMENT science -- Research;  EMPLOYEE training -- Finance;  SOCIAL values -- Research;  CROSS-cultural studies;  CORPORATIONS -- Sociological aspects

 

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