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Identifying the barriers of training development in Libyan manufacturing organisations (public sector)

Elferis, MA 2005, Identifying the barriers of training development in Libyan manufacturing organisations (public sector) , PhD thesis, Salford : University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    The need for training may be a result of drives to improve quality, or might be needed as a response to human resource factors. In Libya the need for training is to develop the citizens as a whole in order to become a fully developed country. The main objective of this research was to identify barriers that may effect organisations and to highlight those that are particular to the Libyan context. This thesis identified and analysed the barriers, which can exist in Libyan public sector manufacturing organisations in particular using the Twisha Poultry Complex (TPC) as a case study. This research is original, and has not been previously undertaken. The project involved necessary in depth research to enable the development of a framework. The framework constructed, allows any organisation the facility in identifying barriers that exist and which could affect their employee training and development. This thesis concentrated on Health and Safety training as a lens. By investigating the existing Health and Safety training at TPC it was possible to gain an in depth understanding of barriers to training and development. Furthermore by using a theoretical framework, that lists areas and elements where barriers might occur, it was possible to highlight both the internal and external factors that produced barriers to training and development for the Twisha Poultry Complex. As a result of this study this researcher discovered a number of barriers to training and development that were particular to the Libyan context. It was discovered that there was a lack of skills, knowledge and the necessary attitudes to training and development. Also the selection processes in the country seem to be based on nepotism and there is a complete lack of any initial training for new recruits. Social and economic changes as well as the influence of tribe and family play an important part in people's attitudes to training. Whilst within the organisation investigated, there is a total absence of a training department and constraints are imposed, even on management training and development, this situation leads to the creation of barriers. The theoretical framework from this project can be used in further research in other organisations, especially in Libya, to investigate barriers to training.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Contributors: Sharp1, JM(Supervisor)
    Additional Information:
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Marketing and Services Management
    Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 14:34
    Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 12:15
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/26657

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