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Article: Increasing the competitive positions of countries through employee training: The competitiveness motive across 33 countries

TitleIncreasing the competitive positions of countries through employee training: The competitiveness motive across 33 countries
Authors
KeywordsCompetitiveness motive
Cross-country
Employee training
Employees development
Motivation
Scoreboard
Training management
Issue Date2012
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ijm.htm
Citation
International Journal Of Manpower, 2012, v. 33 n. 2, p. 144-158 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to look at the competitiveness motive and mastery motive across 33 countries. The competitiveness motive is found to be a significant but negative predictor of employee training. Design/methodology/approach: The dataset was collected from two sources. Competitiveness motive and mastery motive scores of countries were collected from Lynn's study (1991); and work relation variables, such as employee training, worker motivation, and the world competitiveness score, were collected from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2008. Correlations, regression models and Sobel test were applied for analysis. Findings: Although people with a strong competitiveness motive are eager to beat others, the results indicate that they may not see training as an effective method of beating others in terms of the competitiveness positions of their country. Employee training is found to be related to the work motivation of employees, and thus to the competitiveness positions of countries. Some suggestions are made for such outcomes. Practical implications: The paper highlights the importance of employee training in organizations. Originality/value: The paper demonstrates the importance of training with regard to global competitiveness positions. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164715
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.446
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.354
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, HYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, AWHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:08:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:08:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Manpower, 2012, v. 33 n. 2, p. 144-158en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-7720en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164715-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to look at the competitiveness motive and mastery motive across 33 countries. The competitiveness motive is found to be a significant but negative predictor of employee training. Design/methodology/approach: The dataset was collected from two sources. Competitiveness motive and mastery motive scores of countries were collected from Lynn's study (1991); and work relation variables, such as employee training, worker motivation, and the world competitiveness score, were collected from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2008. Correlations, regression models and Sobel test were applied for analysis. Findings: Although people with a strong competitiveness motive are eager to beat others, the results indicate that they may not see training as an effective method of beating others in terms of the competitiveness positions of their country. Employee training is found to be related to the work motivation of employees, and thus to the competitiveness positions of countries. Some suggestions are made for such outcomes. Practical implications: The paper highlights the importance of employee training in organizations. Originality/value: The paper demonstrates the importance of training with regard to global competitiveness positions. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ijm.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Manpoweren_HK
dc.subjectCompetitiveness motiveen_HK
dc.subjectCross-countryen_HK
dc.subjectEmployee trainingen_HK
dc.subjectEmployees developmenten_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.subjectScoreboarden_HK
dc.subjectTraining managementen_HK
dc.titleIncreasing the competitive positions of countries through employee training: The competitiveness motive across 33 countriesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, AWH: awhchan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1108/01437721211225408en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume33en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage144en_HK
dc.identifier.epage158en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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