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The impact of management development systems on firm performance: comparing Asia with Europe

Than, S.S. and Trenberth, Linda and Conway, Neil (2009) The impact of management development systems on firm performance: comparing Asia with Europe. New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management 9 (2), pp. 131-144. ISSN 1175-5407.

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Abstract

Abstract: This paper examines the impact of management development system on firm performance through data collected from 146 organisations from four Asian countries and 584 organisations from six European countries. The analysis shows that the management development system is significantly associated with human resources outcomes (the firm‟s ability to attract and retain essential employees, and better inter-firm relationships), which in turn contributes to firm performance outcomes (improved product quality, product development and better customer satisfaction). Importantly, location (i.e., Asia versus Europe) and firm size (i.e., SMEs and Large) have significant effects on the management development system and human resources outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Management development, management development system, human resource best practice system, human resource management, strategic human resource management, firm performance.
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 12:15
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2025

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