Organisational Change and the Management of Training in Australian Enterprises

14 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2003

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Andrew (Andy) Smith

Charles Sturt University - School of Commerce (Wagga Wagga campus)

Edward Oczkowski

Charles Sturt University - Faculty of Commerce

Robert Macklin

Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

Charles Noble

Independent

Abstract

This article presents the findings from a study of the impact of the introduction of new management practices on the organisation of training in Australian enterprises. The study investigated the impact of five common new management practices: teamworking, total quality management, lean production, business process re-engineering and the learning organisation, as well as a number of other organisational factors. The incidences of these practices were modelled against eight measures of the organisation of training in enterprises. The results confirm that organisational change, as represented by the five new management practices, has had a significant impact on the organisation of training. However, the most significant impact on the way training is organised appears to be on the extent to which training and human resource policy are integrated with business strategy.

Suggested Citation

Smith, Andrew (Andy) and Oczkowski, Edward and Macklin, Robert and Noble, Charles, Organisational Change and the Management of Training in Australian Enterprises. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=416518

Andrew (Andy) Smith (Contact Author)

Charles Sturt University - School of Commerce (Wagga Wagga campus) ( email )

Australia

Edward Oczkowski

Charles Sturt University - Faculty of Commerce ( email )

Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678
Australia
061 02 69332521 (Phone)
061 02 69332125 (Fax)

Robert Macklin

Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

PO Box 588
Bathurst, NSW 2678
Australia

Charles Noble

Independent

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