Healthcare training expenditures in the US between 1982 and 1997: what do they mean for today's organisations?
Source: International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, Volume 9, Number 2, 2 March 2008 , pp. 198-209(12)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This paper examines the nature of employer training budgets specifically in the healthcare industry within the general context of industrial training expenditures in the USA. Investigating the period between 1982 and 1997, the inquiry finds that the behaviour of the healthcare industry is atypical. Thus, while the findings, consistent with other studies, are that industries for the most part have been growing their training budgets, the same cannot be said for organisations that deliver health services. These findings suggest that industries' willingness to invest in their workforce may vary and have a potentially significant impact on how they serve the larger society.
Keywords: HEALTHCARE AND LEISURE JOURNALS; Healthcare and Medical Engineering; MANAGEMENT JOURNALS; PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION JOURNALS; Policy and Organisational Management; Public Policy and Public Services
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Administrative Leadership, Enderis Hall 641, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA. 2: Industrial Relations Center, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. 3: Administrative Leadership, Enderis Hall 641, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA
Publication date: 2008-03-02
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