Title: The impact of culture on corporate training design: a review of the current state of knowledge

Authors: Abderrahman Hassi

Addresses: School of Part-Time Studies and Continuing Education, Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8, Canada

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to synthesise and critique the literature related to the impact of national culture on corporate training design. There is evidence of a lack of systematic and homogenous studies with a total absence of an examination of the impact of national culture on training evaluation. The study draws the attention to practical implications as practitioners and organisations operating in the international arena should take into consideration cultural differences to efficiently design training activities across cultures and for employees in different countries.

Keywords: national cultures; corporate training; training design; cultural differences; training activities; employees; human resource development; HRD; human resource management; HRM; workplace learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2012.044182

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2012 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.119 - 139

Received: 13 Oct 2010
Accepted: 19 Jul 2011

Published online: 08 Dec 2011 *

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