University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0254
Survey Title Questionnaire of Human Resource Development Strategies, 2000
Depositor Japan Management Association (JMA) Research Inc.
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Summary This research investigated the current trend of the human resources development strategy of major Japanese corporations. The chief topics include the linkage between management strategy and human resource development, IT usage for human resource development, mobilization of human resources, the organizational climate, and the capacity for technological development.
Universe Heads of the human resources departments of major Japanese corporations (most of them are listed companies)
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size 234 effective responses from a sample of 1,930 such companies (response rate is 12.1%)
Time Period 2000/12/01
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Questionnaires were distributed and returned by post.
Investigator Japan Management Association, JMA Research Institute
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Jinzai Kaihatsu Senryaku ni kansuru Anketo chousa houkokusho [Report on the survey of human resources development strategy], April 2001, Japan Management Association, JMA Research Institute.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Questionnaire Items:

(1) Link between management strategy and human resource development: Actual status of linkage, conditions for knowledge management practice, condition for business leader attainment, training, utilization, condition for educational system development to select and train the next-generation's top management, external agency candidate for corporate university, and interest in introducing self-responsible career development.

(2) IT usage for human resource development (IT technology): Increase/decrease of investment in human resource development in the last three years in comparison to now, status of IT usage in education and training, ratio of WBT (web-based training) from among all current training programs and in five years from now, and benchmarking companies for talent development.

(3) Mobilization of human resources: Change in turnover rate, comparison with that of three years prior, future prospects, plans to increase mid-career employment, countermeasures for retention, employment extension, current status of introducing employment extension and re-employment systems, uppermost limit in the age of applicants, and ratio of older applicants from among the total number of applicants.

(4) Organizational climate: Evaluation of R's own organizational climate (20 items), positive attributes of an excellent company, changes in the organizational climate in the last three years and factors affecting the change, efforts toward organizational climate reform, and status of conducting an organizational climate survey for employees.

(5) Capacity for technological development: Evaluation of the capacity for technological development five years from now, intention to employ foreign engineers, and influence of the deterioration of student quality in science and technology.
Face items:
Industry, size, ratio of management position, founding year, change of sales, operating profit, and number of employees in the fiscal years from 1998 to 2000.
Date of Release 2003/02/19
Version Data registered on February 19, 2003
Topics Employment/Labor
Information/Communication/MassMedia
Economy/Industry/Management
Notes for Users Data sets are written in Japanese.