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Employee involvement, the quality of training and the learning environment: an individual level analysis

Felstead, Alan, Gallie, Duncan, Green, Francis and Zhou, Ying 2010. Employee involvement, the quality of training and the learning environment: an individual level analysis. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 21 (10) , pp. 1667-1688. 10.1080/09585192.2010.500489

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Theories such as human capital theory, the metaphors of learning and the high involvement work paradigm all suggest that the quality of training and learning varies along a number of axes. This article shows how these theoretical insights have been translated into questions used in a UK survey of 6829 employees carried out in 2006. We find that the qualities of both the training experience and on-the-job learning are strongly associated with the extent and nature of employee involvement. This suggests that employee involvement is likely to play an important role in the process of upskilling the workforce, which has been accorded a central role in the economic strategies of many nation states as well as supra-national organizations such as the European Union.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Uncontrolled Keywords: employee involvement; high involvement; learning; skills; training; work organization
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0958-5192
Funders: ESRC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:51

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