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A Conceptual IT Training Model for Motivations to Learn and Transfer, and Organizational Performance

A Conceptual IT Training Model for Motivations to Learn and Transfer, and Organizational Performance
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Author(s): Albert C.K. Leung (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch059

Abstract

In this paper, an integrated model for IT training is built, which is unique in mainly three aspects. Firstly, IT training is considered in an organizational context which contains organizational factors affecting training reaction, motivations to learn and transfer, and organizational performance, so the organizational influences on IT training are truly reflected. Secondly, within the model, the well applied technology acceptance model (TAM) is used to explain the relationship between trainee’s reaction and motivations to learn and transfer, thus trainee’s reaction is treated as a primary training outcome instead of merely an intervening variable. Thirdly, the model represents an integrated effort of IT training research incorporating factors in all aspects, i.e. individual characteristics, organizational factors, motivational elements, and training outcomes. The integrated model can potentially serve as a guideline for training planning and execution, it also provide a foundation for more profound research in the future. Particularly, a longitudinal study is proposed to thoroughly examine, validate, and refine this IT training model.

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