E-Learning Strategies of Italian Companies

E-Learning Strategies of Italian Companies

Anna Comacchio (University of Ca’ Foscari, Italy) and Annachiara Scapolan (University of Ca’ Foscari, Italy)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 35
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-435-4.ch008
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The chapter gives a contribution to the understanding country-specific e-learning models, focusing on the e-learning experience of Italian companies in the pharmaceutical and banking industries. The chapter analyzes the antecedents of a corporate e-learning adoption process, asking whether it is forced by the rational search for economic benefit, or by bandwagon pressures, whereby companies are more interested in their reputations. The chapter also aims at understanding how companies are implementing e-learning, analyzing the most important features of the e-learning strategies: users, contents, infrastructures, and services and supports. After having discussed the result of the research conducted on a document analysis, a survey, some interviews, and two in-depth case studies, the emerging B2E strategy for e-learning is explained. In the conclusions the main issues related to the e-learning processes in the Italian companies are summarized, and the research methodology and the possible future research lines are discussed.

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Teresa Torres-Coronas, Mario Arias-Oliva
Chapter 1
Jaap Paauwe, Elaine Farndale, Roger Williams
This chapter introduces the notion of how old-economy brick-and-mortar firms are adapting their HRM policies and practices and the roles of their HR... Sample PDF
Web-Based Organizing in Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Companies: The Impact on HR
Chapter 2
Scott A. Davies, Robert F. Calderon
Current theory, applications, and future opportunities for the utilization of handheld computer technology in HR research and practice are presented... Sample PDF
Integrating Handheld Computer Technology into HR Research and Practice
Chapter 3
Mousumi Bhattacharya, Christopher Huntley
Recent developments in social network mapping software have opened up new opportunities for human resource management (HRM). In this chapter we... Sample PDF
Social Networking Mapping Software: New Frontiers in HRM
Chapter 4
In Lee
Since the mid-1990s, a number of e-recruiting methods such as job boards, corporate career Web sites, and e-recruiting consortia have been... Sample PDF
E-Recruiting: Categories and Analysis of Fortune 100 Career Web Sites
Chapter 5
Andrew Stein, Paul Hawking
A number of Australian companies have realized the relative quick gains with low associated risks that can be achieved through the... Sample PDF
Employee Self-Service HR Portal Case Study: Access, Content, & Application
Chapter 6
Constant D. Beugre
This chapter discusses the role of human resource portals in the management of the protean career. A protean career is a career that is frequently... Sample PDF
Human Resource Portals and the Protean Career: A Three-Factor Model
Chapter 7
Pamela D. Sherer, Timothy Shea
The number of corporate universities is increasing by leaps and bounds, and the role of corporate universities is rapidly evolving and becoming more... Sample PDF
Keeping Up with the Corporate University: Resources for HRM Faculty and Practitioners
Chapter 8
Anna Comacchio, Annachiara Scapolan
The chapter gives a contribution to the understanding country-specific e-learning models, focusing on the e-learning experience of Italian companies... Sample PDF
E-Learning Strategies of Italian Companies
Chapter 9
Bernadette M. Watson, Gavin M. Schwarz, Elizabeth Jones
In this chapter, we consider the relationships between social identity and e-democracy in organizations that exist in the constantly changing global... Sample PDF
Is Organizational e-Democracy Inevitable? The Impact of Information Technologies on Communication Effectiveness
Chapter 10
Joseph Logan
This chapter introduces a framework for improving success in information technology (IT) projects by leveraging the organization development (OD)... Sample PDF
Managing and Practicing OD in an IT Environment: A Structured Approach to Developing IT Project Teams
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