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dc.contributor.authorHutchings, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Zhu, Cherrieen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Cooper, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yimingen_US
dc.contributor.authorShao, Sijunen_US
dc.contributor.editorRob Poellen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:15:17Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:15:17Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.issn13678868en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13678860902982033en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33985
dc.description.abstractAn important human resource development (HRD) implication of the People's Republic of China's (PRC) rapidly expanding economy has been the emergence of a critical shortage of grey-collar workers (GCW). Although 'grey-collar' has been commonly used in the West to describe an aging population within the workforce, in China it refers to people who are neither white nor blue collar workers but technicians. The shortage of GCW constrains the PRC's economic and developmental sustainability, and has been recognized in central and provincial government initiatives to increase training and development of employees within these fields. While acknowledged as a policy and organizational problem, there has been no research investigating what organizations are doing to develop these employees. Drawing upon a survey of 310 semi-skilled and skilled employees in Beijing, our findings suggest that while the surveyed organizations are investing heavily in both on- and off-the-job training, employees' perceived value of such differs markedly according to age and position. The research has important implications for China's HRD strategy in suggesting links between training and other human resource management (HRM) functions are yet to be evidenced.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom279en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto296en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHuman Resource Development Internationalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503en_US
dc.titlePerceptions of the effectiveness of training and development of 'grey-collar' workers in the People's Republic of Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Human Resource Development International, Volume 12, Issue 3 July 2009 , pages 279 - 296. Human Resource Development International is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
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