Exploring the corporate university phenomenon: Development and implementation of a comprehensive survey

Amy Lui Abel, Jie Li

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This study explores and advances the understanding of the corporate university phenomenon. In order to do that, a three-step approach was taken. First, a comprehensive review of the literature was undertaken to develop an aggregated view of corporate university literature. Second, a survey was developed based on the result of literature review. Third, a survey was implemented about corporate universities to gain a perspective on prominent processes of corporate universities. A total of 210 corporate universities participated in the study in the North America region. The findings revealed five prominent processes of corporate universities based on a factor analysis. The five processes are: alignment and execution, developing skills that support business needs, using technology to support the learning function, learning and performance evaluation, and partnership with academia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-126
Number of pages24
JournalHuman Resource Development Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Fingerprint

Corporate universities
Alignment
Literature review
Performance evaluation
Business support
Factor analysis
Literature Review
Performance Evaluation
Factor Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Cite this

Exploring the corporate university phenomenon : Development and implementation of a comprehensive survey. / Lui Abel, Amy; Li, Jie.

In: Human Resource Development Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.03.2012, p. 103-126.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a6463855e7164546871483526e022621,
title = "Exploring the corporate university phenomenon: Development and implementation of a comprehensive survey",
abstract = "This study explores and advances the understanding of the corporate university phenomenon. In order to do that, a three-step approach was taken. First, a comprehensive review of the literature was undertaken to develop an aggregated view of corporate university literature. Second, a survey was developed based on the result of literature review. Third, a survey was implemented about corporate universities to gain a perspective on prominent processes of corporate universities. A total of 210 corporate universities participated in the study in the North America region. The findings revealed five prominent processes of corporate universities based on a factor analysis. The five processes are: alignment and execution, developing skills that support business needs, using technology to support the learning function, learning and performance evaluation, and partnership with academia.",
author = "{Lui Abel}, Amy and Jie Li",
year = "2012",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/hrdq.21122",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "23",
pages = "103--126",
journal = "Human Resource Development Quarterly",
issn = "1044-8004",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Exploring the corporate university phenomenon

T2 - Development and implementation of a comprehensive survey

AU - Lui Abel, Amy

AU - Li, Jie

PY - 2012/3/1

Y1 - 2012/3/1

N2 - This study explores and advances the understanding of the corporate university phenomenon. In order to do that, a three-step approach was taken. First, a comprehensive review of the literature was undertaken to develop an aggregated view of corporate university literature. Second, a survey was developed based on the result of literature review. Third, a survey was implemented about corporate universities to gain a perspective on prominent processes of corporate universities. A total of 210 corporate universities participated in the study in the North America region. The findings revealed five prominent processes of corporate universities based on a factor analysis. The five processes are: alignment and execution, developing skills that support business needs, using technology to support the learning function, learning and performance evaluation, and partnership with academia.

AB - This study explores and advances the understanding of the corporate university phenomenon. In order to do that, a three-step approach was taken. First, a comprehensive review of the literature was undertaken to develop an aggregated view of corporate university literature. Second, a survey was developed based on the result of literature review. Third, a survey was implemented about corporate universities to gain a perspective on prominent processes of corporate universities. A total of 210 corporate universities participated in the study in the North America region. The findings revealed five prominent processes of corporate universities based on a factor analysis. The five processes are: alignment and execution, developing skills that support business needs, using technology to support the learning function, learning and performance evaluation, and partnership with academia.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84863340873&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84863340873&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/hrdq.21122

DO - 10.1002/hrdq.21122

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84863340873

VL - 23

SP - 103

EP - 126

JO - Human Resource Development Quarterly

JF - Human Resource Development Quarterly

SN - 1044-8004

IS - 1

ER -