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What we know about relationship between training and firm performance: a review of literature

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  • Thang, N.
  • Buyens, D.

    (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School)

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This paper reviews theory and empirical findings on the relationship between training and firm performance. We describe the various important theoretical approaches and proposed a framework for analyzing training and firm performance issues. Data from previous studies is used to assess the effects of training on firm performance. The research results show that training has a positive and significant impact on firm performance. Finally, we identify the limitations of these previous studies and directions for future research on this topic.

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Paper provided by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in its series Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series with number 2009-01.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 12 Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:vlg:vlgwps:2009-01

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Keywords: Training; Human resource outcomes; Firm performance;

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  1. Vladimir Ermakov, 2011. "Return on Training in the Knowledge-Based Economy: Review and Analysis of Existing Approaches to Evaluation of Training Outcomes," MIC 2011: Managing Sustainability? Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Portorož, 23–26 November 2011 [Selected Papers], University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper.

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