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Ferri, Luca; Ginesti, Gianluca; Spano, Rosanna; Zampella, Annamaria – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
This study aims to identify the factors motivating the intentions of university students to become entrepreneurs. Leveraging data from a survey of 941 Italian students and adopting Ajzen's theory of planned behaviour, this paper employs the structural equation model to identify factors explaining students' entrepreneurial intentions. The findings…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, College Students, Student Motivation, Intention
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Cifalinò, Antonella; Lisi, Irene Eleonora – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Although the literature recognizes training as an essential driver of organizational effectiveness, little is still known about how to explicitly focus and align training to organizational strategic priorities. This note proposes a model that bridges the strategic human resource management (SHRM) literature and the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)…
Descriptors: Organizational Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Performance Based Assessment
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Rekha, K. N.; Ganesh, M. P. – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
The primary objective of the present study is to understand mentoring relationships in Indian organizations from the mentors' perspective. In particular, the study examines whether the learning goal orientation of a mentor can significantly influence the mentoring process and outcomes for the mentor in a mentoring relationship. Two hundred and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Indians, Organizations (Groups), Goal Orientation
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Lilova, Irina; Poell, Rob F. – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
This exploratory study uses the learning-network theory as a framework to investigate how managers and employees differ in their preference for the human resource development (HRD) activities of employees and in the functions they attribute to HRD. The research design was quantitative and cross-sectional. Data collection took place in six…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Administrator Attitudes, Employee Attitudes, Preferences
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Li, Junmin; Wiemann, Kristina; Shi, Weiping; Wang, Yanan; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
China is currently focusing strongly on developing its vocational education and training system, and Germany is an important partner in this process: many German companies operate major manufacturing sites in China and need highly skilled employees. So do German companies in China continue to meet their training needs through the familiar German…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Manufacturing, Educational Needs, Employees
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Smith, Erica; Callan, Victor; Tuck, Jacqueline; Smith, Andrew – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
This paper presents and analyses results from a research project on current trends in employer training in Australia. While the formal vocational education and training (VET) system is well-researched, the everyday training that happens in workplaces is relatively under-researched in Australia. Using some of the results of an employer survey…
Descriptors: Job Training, Foreign Countries, Employment Patterns, Occupational Surveys
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Hart, Sharon L.; Steinheider, Brigitte; Hoffmeister, Vivian E. – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
While traditional models of training such as behavioral modeling (BMT) have been found to enhance training transfer, research suggests that more active learning strategies such as error management (EMT) and team-based learning (TBL) may be more effective. This paper analyzes BMT, EMT and TBL strategies to train employees on new enterprise…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Case Studies, Transfer of Training, Prediction
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Lourenco, Daniel; Ferreira, Aristides I. – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
In recent years, training has shifted towards a more learner-centred perspective. At the same time, rapidly changing workplaces emphasize the importance of self-regulatory processes in the workplace. In the light of these trends, this research investigates the role of self-regulated learning in training effectiveness. A theoretical model in which…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Student Centered Learning, Workplace Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Greig, Malcolm – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Completing an apprenticeship has been shown to be critical to an individual's future employment, earnings and career development when compared with apprentices who do not complete. International research, notably in England, Australia and Germany, has identified factors specific to the apprentice, employer and training provision that are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Dropouts, Educational Attainment
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Smyth, Ian; Zimba, Chilemwa – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
This paper investigates effective strategies for enhancing completion rates of apprentices and their retention after completing their training. The study was cross sectional and qualitative, involving semi-structured interviews with managers and four focus groups involving current and completed apprentices from within the engineering sector. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Persistence, Social Exchange Theory
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Smith, Erica – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
The paper evaluates the readiness of apprenticeship systems to cope with five major developments affecting the future of work. The institution of apprenticeship has evolved over time in all countries, gradually adapting to changes in industrial processes, the economy, the labour market and education systems. This paper suggests, however, that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Futures (of Society), Employment
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Hernández-Lara, Ana Beatriz; Moral-Martín, José David; Brunet-Icart, Ignasi – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
The objective of this study is to analyse the contribution of students of vocational education and training (VET) to the innovation processes of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during their apprenticeships. Qualitative research was conducted through in-depth interviews with 97 respondents in Catalonia, including VET teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Small Businesses, Innovation
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Lalioti, Varvara – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Since the 2008 financial crisis there has been increased interest in apprenticeships in Greece, largely due to the perception that apprenticeships, in comparison to academic studies, may improve the employment prospects of young people. Before this time, there had been little interest in vocational education and training (VET) and consequently few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Training, Vocational Education
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Reinhold, Sarah; Gegenfurtner, Andreas; Lewalter, Doris – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
Social support and motivation to transfer are important components in conceptual models on transfer of training. Previous research indicates that both support and motivation influence transfer. To date, however, it is not yet clear if social support influences transfer of training directly, or if this influence is mediated by motivation to…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Motivation, Social Support Groups, Predictor Variables
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Chatterjee, Aindrila; Pereira, Arun; Bates, Reid – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
This research is an empirical study of the relationship between organization culture, as perceived by employees, and the work-environment-related learning transfer factors in organizations, which we call learning transfer environment (LTE). To measure perceptions of organization culture, we use the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Transfer of Training, Employee Attitudes, Work Environment
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