FROM BALDWIN TO BELL: FINDING THE FOOTSTEPS OF TRAINING TRANSFER.
Training has long been associated with organizations and its performance. During last few decades, organizations have been concerned about the positive training transfer, the absence of which has led them to bear huge costs in lieu of training expenditure. This has driven the attention of scholars and researchers to explore the issues related to such trainings and propose solutions. Since decades, scholars have been proposing models and remedies, but the problem of transfer remains still. The present study is an attempt to investigate and synthesize the literature concerning training transfer problems and explore the gap in the existing literature. The research concludes that past studies and researches have focused mainly on four factors pertaining to training transfer (trainee characteristics, training design, motivation to transfer & work environment) while the significance of organizational culture and trainer’s role have largely been ignored. The present study has also proposed a model which includes those rarely explored factors. The study is expected to contribute in the body of literature pertaining to the field of human resource, specifically training & development. The synthesis of the literature will help researchers, scholars, practitioners and trainers to comprehend the issue which may further lead to future research and emergence of sustainable solution for training transfer.