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Enterprise partner selection for vocational education: analytical network process approach

Sheu Hua Chen (Hsiupin Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China)
Hung Tso Lin (National Chin‐Yi Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China)
Hong Tau Lee (National Chin‐Yi Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

One of the major purposes of implementing vocational education is to offer trained manpower to enterprises that meet the immense challenges of the global economic competition and unprecedented technological changes. Selecting an adequate enterprise, from the school's viewpoint, is a critical factor for implementing the vocational education system. This paper suggests applying the ANP approach in order to deal with the interdependence among criteria of different layers of the analysis process to select the suitable partner enterprise where students can gain experience. The paper describes the cooperation patterns between schools and enterprises as well as the criteria which should be considered and the corresponding attributes used to evaluate the potential enterprises.

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Citation

Hua Chen, S., Tso Lin, H. and Tau Lee, H. (2004), "Enterprise partner selection for vocational education: analytical network process approach", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 643-655. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437720410563980

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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