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Management development programs and the readiness for changes: a study in Malaysia

Juhdi, Nurita and Yazit, Farah and Wan Jusoh, Wan Jamaliah and Supar, Norizah (2015) Management development programs and the readiness for changes: a study in Malaysia. In: International Conference ASCENT 2015 – A Scholarly Conference on Emerging Technologies for Information Systems and Business Management, 12-13th March 2015, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.

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The objective of the study is to test the relationship between management development programs and the readiness for changes among young managers in Malaysia. Four development programs were examined namely on-the-job programs, off-the-job programs, assessment and mentoring. The respondents were all below 45 years old and they are either performing professional occupations or in low to middle level positions and must have participated in development programs. 399 employees participated in the study. The Pearson’s correlation test showed that assessment program was not significantly correlated to readiness for changes (r = .035, p > .01). On the other hand, readiness for changes was significantly correlated with the other three MDPs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6665/42430 ASCENT 2015 – Proceedings of Accounting & Business Management (CD-ROM) ISBN: 978-967-11851-4-8
Uncontrolled Keywords: readiness for changes, management development programs, Malaysia, young managers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Nurita Juhdi
Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 10:21
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2015 16:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42430

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