A Review of the Literature on Structured On-the-Job Training and Directions for Future Research

Sahar Ahadi, Ronald Lynn Jacobs

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Abstract

This literature review presents the current state of research on structured on-the-job training (S-OJT) and proposes a research agenda for future research activities on this form of workplace learning. In the past three decades, S-OJT has emerged as an integral part of human resource development practice. The literature review seeks to identify the nature of S-OJT as it is described in the literature, categorize the existing research and practices of S-OJT, provide overview of three dimensions (audience, location, and conclusion) of each study involving S-OJT, and develop a conceptual framework for conducting research on S-OJT. Online databases including Business Source Premier & Complete, Academic Source Premier, Scopus, Primo Articles, JSTOR, and ERIC were used for the reviews. The results of this literature review provide a theoretical framework for understanding S-OJT as a means to promote future research and theory building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-349
Number of pages27
JournalHuman Resource Development Review
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Keywords

  • HRD practice
  • structured on-the-job training
  • training and development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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A Review of the Literature on Structured On-the-Job Training and Directions for Future Research. / Ahadi, Sahar; Jacobs, Ronald Lynn.

In: Human Resource Development Review, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 323-349.

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