This project looks how major corporations are working to enhance their competitiveness by building ‘global human capital’: essentially, this means equipping employees with more advanced skills in areas such as cross-cultural communication and diversity management, and/or recruiting more people who already possess these skills. How is organisational culture being affected by these moves? What is the experience of individual employees participating in new on-the-job training initiatives? How are existing ‘domestic’ systems of education and training being transformed? These are some of the questions I am exploring in this study, beginning with case studies from Japan with the intention of expanding to surrounding countries.
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