Openly accessible

Recruitment and retention of ICT skills among MNCs in Taiwan

Hu, Mei-chi, Zheng, Connie and Lamond, David 2007, Recruitment and retention of ICT skills among MNCs in Taiwan, Chinese management studies, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 78-92.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
zheng-recruitmentand-post-2007.pdf Author post print application/pdf 410.76KB 69

Title Recruitment and retention of ICT skills among MNCs in Taiwan
Author(s) Hu, Mei-chi
Zheng, Connie
Lamond, David
Journal name Chinese management studies
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 78
End page 92
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1750-614X
1750-6158
Keyword(s) communication technologies
multinational companies
recruitment
retention
Taiwan
Summary Purpose – The existing research on multinational companies (MNCs) tends to emphasise the diffusion of knowledge and skills in information, communication and technology (ICT) from the more advanced industrialised nations to less-developed or latecomer countries. Few studies have examined the ICT work force supply and development of local ICT skills among MNCs' overseas subsidiaries. This paper aims to fill the gap by evaluating the issues relating to the host country's ICT work force planning and supply and the recruitment and retention of ICT skills among MNCs at their local subsidiary.

Design/methodology/approach – A survey of 100 MNCs in Taiwan, Republic of China was used for analysis. The self-administered questionnaire was designed to examine the extent of difficulty experienced by MNCs in recruiting high, medium and low levels of ICT skills in the manufacturing and service sector. Attrition rate of the ICT skilled workers in Taiwan was also examined.

Findings – The results suggest some degree of ICT skill deficiency at the firm level, despite many efforts attempted by the Taiwanese government to develop and supply ICT skills at the national level. A gap between national advancement in technology and firm level of skills deficiency exists. These findings lead to consideration of a better alignment in providing local government support programs to meet MNCs specific skill requirements.

Originality/value – The study provides some insights especially for the emerging economy of China, which tends to heavily impose government intervention in developing strategic industries.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner. The final published version is available from the journal homepage www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1611036&show=abstract
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032757

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Deakin Graduate School of Business
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in TR Web of Science
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 258 Abstract Views, 72 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 16 Feb 2011, 12:52:08 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.