Proceedings of 30th International Business Research Conference

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Proceedings of 30th International Business Research Conference
20 - 22 April 2015, Flora Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE, ISBN: 978-1-922069-74-0
The Effect of Education and Training on Individuals’
Competency at Work
Shaikhah Alainati, Sarmad N. AlShawi, Wafi Al-Karaghouli and
Mohammad Bouarki
This paper examines the effect of education and training on
individual’s competency (IC) in the workplace. Previous studies have
been inconclusive about the effect. Using extant literature to
determine the research problem, hypotheses were set up and tested
inferentially. We found that there is indeed a positive relationship
between education and training (prior and on-job) on individual’s
competency. In the context of knowledge management, these findings
are important theoretically and practically for employers to determine
appropriate training and education strategies.
Field of Research: Management and HRM
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Shaikhah Alainati, Business Studies College Authority for Applied education and Training (PAAET),
Kuwait, Email: [email protected]
Sarmad N. AlShawi, Information Systems Evaluation and Integration Network Group (ISEing) Brunel
Business School, Brunel University, UK, Email: [email protected]
Wafi Al-Karaghouli, Information Systems Evaluation and Integration Network Group (ISEing) Brunel
Business School, Brunel University, UK, Email: [email protected]
Mohammad Bouarki, Business Studies College Authority for Applied education and Training (PAAET),
Kuwait, Email: [email protected]
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