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Determinants of training and its impact on firms' performance: evidence from Malaysia

Zulkifli, Izyani and Duasa, Jarita (2009) Determinants of training and its impact on firms' performance: evidence from Malaysia. Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 52 (3). pp. 433-450. ISSN 0019-5308

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Abstract

This study attempts a brief discussion on human capital development in Malaysia. Using data from an online survey of companies in Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia, it: (1) compares the quantity and quality of training offered by local and foreign MSC Malaysia status companies, (2) analyses the factors that affect the occurrence and magnitude of training for these companies as a whole, and (3) examines the impact of training on the company performance level. The findings indicate that there is no difference between the quantity of training provided by local and foreign MSC Malaysia status companies, though the latter provide significantly better quality training than their local counterparts. Training is more likely to occur among larger MSC Malaysia status companies, those with lower worker turnover rates, those employing more full-time knowledge workers and those with a formal training policy. The magnitude of training provided is, however, largely determined by the size of the company, a strong internal labour market, greater share of R&D expenditures and the undertaking of training grants. The results also show that the total number of knowledge workers trained does have a positive and significant effect on the company’s performance level.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3479/9084
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2321 Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801 Labor. Work. Working class
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Jarita Duasa
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 16:03
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2012 09:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9084

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