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Factors influencing lifelong learning at workplace: the experience of Thai and Malaysian human resource managers

Benjasom, Muhammad Husnee and Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi (2012) Factors influencing lifelong learning at workplace: the experience of Thai and Malaysian human resource managers. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2012, 19-20 November 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

This paper investigates factors that influence lifelong learning experience at workplace of Thai and Malaysian companies. The informants of this study are human resource (HR) managers of Thai and Malaysian companies. The study used personal interview with Thai and Malaysian HR managers. Informants were asked to provide important factors for lifelong learning initiatives and the HR managers’roles for lifelong learning at their respective companies. The results showed key factors for lifelong learning at workplace include (a) business decisions that influenced by global and local events, (b) proper recognition and reward system, and (c) unique capability of managers to influence via managerial roles opportunities within the organizational culture’s values. However, the results of the study are not conclusive and cannot be generalized. The study proposes future studies to use case studies method and to include key business stakeholders into the focus group discussion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3328/28102
Uncontrolled Keywords: lifelong learning, human resources,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 19:38
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 03:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28102

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