Influencing Factors for the Promotion of International Vocational Qualification and Certification: Evidences from International Project Manager Professionals in China

Libiao Bai, Tana Bao, Kaimin Zhang, Huijing Shi, Zhiguo Wang, Sijun Bai
2020 Sustainability  
Globalization has driven the promotion of international vocational qualification and certification (IVQC) to unify certification systems and standards. We explore IVQC promotion paths through the introduction and development of China's International Project Manager Professional (IPMP) certification and identify and analyse IVQC processes' influencing factors. Four factors (economic level, education level, employment level, sex ratio) are proposed; their impacts are hypothesized. Geographically
more » ... ed. Geographically weighted regression (GWR) is employed to identify factor impact relationships and validate assumptions. The results show that the four factors are positive for the promotion of IVQC. Economic level, employment level, and sex ratio contribute to the promotion of IVQC; employment level contributes most. Education level has relatively small impact. Therefore, IVQC is more likely to enter areas with developed economies, high employment rates, and more males. The promotion of IVQC can be facilitated by continuous social progress and international development. However, areas where salient factor levels are too low still present challenges.
doi:10.3390/su12051772 fatcat:wynjorsbn5cltgyti5xv5qr73q