Advanced manufacturing technologies and workforce development / Nancy E. Waldeck

Author(s): Waldeck, Nancy E
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Subjects: Manufactures--United States--Technological innovations
Occupational training--United States
Industrial productivity--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Garland Pub., 2000
Series: Garland studies on industrial productivity
LC Classification: T, TS
Physical Description: xvii, 256 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Tables
Figures
Acknowledgments
Abstract
1. Introduction 1
1.1. Problem Motivation 1
1.2. Need for Integration of Perspectives and Exploratory 13
1.3. Research Objectives and Questions 15
1.4. Dissertation Overview 16
2. Literature Review 17
2.1. Integration Through Strategy 17
2.2. AMTs: Benefits and Performance Outcomes 22
2.3. Workforce Development Activities: Benefits and Performance Outcomes 29
2.4. Complementary Nature of AMTs and Workforce Development Activities 49
2.5. Workforce Needs: AMTs and Workforce Development Activities 62
2.6. AMTs, Workforce Development Activities and Performance 72
2.7. Environmental Considerations 75
2.8. Conclusions 80
3. Research Methods 85
3.1. Survey Process 85
3.2. Sample Selection 87
3.3. Data Collection Process 89
3.4. Instrument Development 96
3.5. Reliability and Validity of Scales 112
3.6. Conclusions 121
4. Research Results 123
4.1. Bivariate Correlational Analysis 126
4.2. Regression Analysis 131
4.3. Structural Equation Modeling 158
4.4. General Conclusions 188
5. Conclusions 195
5.1. Research Questions and Data Analysis 196
5.2. Workplace Implications 200
5.3. Limitations and Future Research 202
App. A: Survey 211
App. B: Survey Summary Information 221
Bibliography 231
Index 249
Notes: LCCN: 99039392
ISBN: 0815334885 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 41944645
ISBN/ISSN: 0815334885