AKINBOLA Olufemi Amos,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Administration College of Management Sciences Federal University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta, Federal Republic of Nigeria
ALAKA Nureni Sanusi,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Business AdministrationLagos State University,
Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria
KOWO Solomon Akpoviroro,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Kwara State University,
Malete, Federal Republic of Nigeria
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ORGANIZATION OF PERSONNEL TRAINING AND THE LEVEL OF COMPETITIVENESS IN FOREIGN MARKETS
International Corporations globally are seeking ways of being ahead of other competitors in the industry of operations. Companies ranging from production to service firms in globally strive harder to meet the challenges posed to them by environmental changes. Also the consulting industry is an integral part of service industry due to the sum they contribute to the growth of the economy. The study tried to situate positions whether organizational learning could serve as a strategic tool for enhancing organizational performance as regards employee commitment and organizational competitiveness. 240 copies of questionnaire were administered to selected international audit service firms considered for the study in Nigeria to get primary data that treated appropriate research questions and hypotheses were tested accordingly. The study found that opportunity for individual learning makes employees in the global firms to be committed and that organizational conditioning has significant effect on competiveness. The study recommends that international service firms should endeavour to direct more resources to the area of organizational learning in order for them to be able to achieve better global industry relevance.
Keywords: organizational learning, organizational competiveness, commitment, corporate performance.
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