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The Importance of Training in a Japanese MNC : Workers' Perspectives

Norasemas, Mat Nor (2003) The Importance of Training in a Japanese MNC : Workers' Perspectives. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study was conducted on a small Japanese multinational
company (MNC) located in Perlis, in northern Malaysia. It
investigates the importance of training from the workers’
point of view. Japanese MNCs are noted for their heavy
focus on on-the-job training (OJT) especially in Japan. This study aims to determine the relationships between five
independent variables (worker orientation process, job
performance, self-development, knowledge and skill and
technological advances) and the importance of training
accorded by the employees. 71 employees responded to the
distributed questionnaires. It was found that the Japanese
firm had practiced both the off-job-training and also the on-the-job training for its employees. From the workers’
perspectives, they said the five factors did not influence
their perceptions so much on the importance of training that they had received. However, job performance seems to have a bit more impact on their perceptions about how they view training compared to the other four factors. They just
followed their employer’s instruction to attend any training because to them, training was part of their job. Generally they did not understand the goals and benefits of the training that they had received.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : UNSPECIFIED
Item ID: 1082
Uncontrolled Keywords: Training, Employees' Perspective, Japanese Multinational Company (MNC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 04:30
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:10
Department: Graduate School
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1082

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