Analysis of manpower demand is important not only at corporate level for corporate planning in human resource, but also at industry level for policy making in higher education. In this paper a regression model is built to estimate the industrial management (IM) manpower demanded by the manufacturing industries in Taiwan by using the reliable data of large firms. In forecasting, the manpower needed by individual firms of different sizes as well as by the whole industry for three education levels, namely, junior college, university and graduate school are estimated. The skill requirements of the IM employees as viewed by the industries are investigated. A three‐factor analysis of variance is conducted to detect differences among the disciplines, industries, and education levels. The results provide some explanation for the economic development of Taiwan. Since the methodology of this paper is very generic, it is readily applicable to other professions in other countries.
Kao, C. and Tau Lee, H. (1998), "Demand for industrial management manpower in Taiwan: Viewpoints of quantity and skill", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 19 No. 8, pp. 592-602. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437729810242253Download as .RIS
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