Training and Human Resources Development in Networked Organisations

Ari-Matti Auvinen wrote this article in 1993. During that year, especially during the summer, discussion over so-called virtual companies and so-called modular companies was very active. Accordingly, the principal argument of this article is that the operational mode and chain of operations of dispersed organisations can be strengthened through the use of dispersed training techniques. It also states that in this new, web-based operating environment, "immaterial" factors - such as training - are in a key position in the creation of vital dependency relations.

The possibility of long-distance training and learning has been examined primarily from the point of view of the total operations of an organisation. It is subsequently stated that a well executed form of distance training can creat a competitive advantage, especially in relation to subcontractors, resale contacts, and clients.