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The Influence of Trainings on Employees´ Knowledge about Risk Management – A Statistical Analysis of the Construction Business

In: Proceedings of FIKUSZ '14


  • Michael Schwandt

    () (University of Miskolc)


This paper deals with the knowledge about risk management. In particular, it examines employee’s knowledge about handling risks in the construction sector. As part of his Ph.D. studies, the author conducted a survey with the help of a standardized questionnaire among personnel working in the construction business. Respondents, who have taken part in a training course, and such, who have not, have been compared and interesting facts about these groups were found out and will be illuminated in this paper. After a short introduction first the examined matters and the purpose of the research are explained. This is followed by specifications of the circumstances of the survey and the composition of the sample. This part also includes a description of the standardized questionnaire that was used for the research. Results were analyzed with statistical methods, such as ANOVA, t-test or correlation of different variables. As turnout, new insights are gained about employee’s knowledge in terms of risk management and influencing factors that have an effect on people’s know-how and skills. The findings are finally assessed in form of a summary. The reader gains information about risk management in the construction industry and the utilization of statistical methods for data analysis.

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  • Michael Schwandt, 2014. "The Influence of Trainings on Employees´ Knowledge about Risk Management – A Statistical Analysis of the Construction Business," Proceedings of FIKUSZ '14, in: Pál Michelberger (ed.),Proceedings of FIKUSZ '14, pages 273-284, Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkk:sfyr14:273-284

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