Fatores determinantes do sucesso em programas de educação corporativa a distância
WEIBLEN, Bruno. Fatores determinantes do sucesso em programas de educação corporativa a distância. 2008. 109 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Administração) - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, 2008.
This present study aims to identify the critical success factors in corporate distance education programs, based on the case study of SICREDI, Cooperative Credit System with more than 10.000 employees and 1.000 units around Brazil. The study characterizes itself as descriptive-exploratory, due to the no validation of research instruments to measure the critical success factors in distance education, being mostly quantitative. Thus, the present study seeked, through the application of Reeves´ model (1997) and adapted by Joia (2005), to identify the relation of the 10 dimensions (constructs), defining and characterizing the variables, with the dependent variable success (goals achievement). The results founded showed 35% of relation with the factors Motivation Source, Structural Flexibility, Pedagogical Philosophy and Cultural Sensibility with the dependent variable success (goals achievement). The study is aligned with Joia and Costa (2005) in the factor Motivation Source and with Joia and Lima (2007) at the factor Pedagogical Philosophy. Otherwise, the few research developed till now with the present model show that the projects change in each company when referring to the factors that lead to success in distance education initiatives. Therefore, is necessary, by the limitations of case studies (used in all the researches with the present model), to proceed with multi-cases with a higher number of organizations and respondents, permitting, then, the theory consolidation about the critical success factors in corporate distance education programs.