An Investigation into the Management Education and Human Resource Training in Papua New Guinea

Adimuthu Ramasamy, Bhanugopan Ramudu

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Management development is an indispensable means of improving the competence of managerialpersonnel in any economy, and managerial talent is an essential requirement for organizationalsuccess. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), ideological roadblocks such as absence of a consistentNational policy on managerial education and training and lack of qualified and trained managerialpool of staff have stifled business innovations and development. The slow deterioration of the stateownedenterprises has also been linked to the shortage of qualified management staff and the lack ofmanagerial skill continues to be a key operational concern for multinational companies establishingoperations in PNG. The purpose of the study is to identify the current problems and prospects ofmanagement education and HR development in PNG. A survey has been conducted involvingmanagers from 184 companies across the country to elicit their views and recommendations onmanagement education and training in PNG. The results have showed that management educationand Human resource training are vital for the development of managerial competence as well aseconomic development of PNG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International conference
Subtitle of host publicationEducation for Human Resource Development
Place of PublicationThailand
PublisherAsia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID)
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventUNESCO-APEID International Conference - Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand
Duration: 21 Oct 201023 Oct 2010


ConferenceUNESCO-APEID International Conference


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