Submission of this paper to the Faculty predates date of submission to the Digital Commons. This document was received by the Digital Commons on August 29, 2007 and posted on September 7, 2007. Original document was submitted as an honors thesis requirement.

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The objective, or goal, of this research paper is to try and examine the relationship between training costs and corporate performance, which is measured in revenue and profits; this paper also looks at the equity of various corporations in an effort to fully examine corporate performance. Though there are many conflicting views on the subject, this paper tries to explore a common ground where all organizations, from all over the world, can consistently have reliable and valid data to see if their respective training costs should be increased, decreased, or stay the same at any given point in time.