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Training and the Firm's Competitiveness: A Survey of Practitioners

Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 9(2), 11-26.

22 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2013 Last revised: 30 May 2014

Vichet Sum

University of Maryland Eastern Shore - School of Business and Technology

Jack Chorlian

University of La Verne

Date Written: September 5, 2013

Abstract

Based theoretically on the resource-based view of the firm (RBV), this study surveys human resource professionals employed in small, medium, and large firms regarding the impact of training on various measures of the firm’s competitiveness. Based on the analysis of data obtained from the online survey of 111 human resource professionals, the majority of the participants rate the impact of training on various measures of their firms’ competitiveness moderate, high, or very high. The human resource professionals surveyed evaluate the impact of training on various measures of their firms’ competitiveness based on their communication with colleagues and management team.

Keywords: training, firm’s competitiveness, resource-based view of the firm

JEL Classification: M53

Suggested Citation

Sum, Vichet and Chorlian, Jack, Training and the Firm's Competitiveness: A Survey of Practitioners (September 5, 2013). Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 9(2), 11-26.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2320965 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2320965

Vichet Sum (Contact Author)

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Jack Chorlian

University of La Verne ( email )

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La Verne, CA 91750
United States

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