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It's a small world (training in overseas operations)
Article Type: Abstracts From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 16, Issue 4.
Dolezalek H. Training (USA), January 2008, Vol. 45 No. 1, Start page: 22, No. of pages: 5Purpose - Discusses how US companies are delivering training to employees in their operations based across the world. Design/methodology/approach - Uses the examples of KLA Tencor (semiconductor industry) and its factories in Asia, Hunter Douglas (window coverings) and its retailers in Asia, Europe and Canada, and Network Appliance (data storage technology) and its subsidiaries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, to look at the different approaches being taken. An inset sets out the things that companies need to consider when developing training for overseas. Findings - Underlines that there is no single approach that is right for all companies, pointing out that some companies will hire local trainers while others will develop training centrally and have it translated. Stresses the need to set up effective communication and quality monitoring systems and to be aware of local laws, particularly intellectual property laws. Originality/value - Offers advice to international companies on developing training for their subsidiaries. ISSN: 0095-5892 Reference: 37AD649
Keywords: Training, International trade, Subsidiaries, United States of America, Multinationals