Metaperspectives and HRD : lessons for research and practice



McGuire, David and Garavan, T and O'Donnell, D and Watson, S (2007) Metaperspectives and HRD : lessons for research and practice. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 9 (1). pp. 120-139. ISSN 15234223

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Abstract

Perspectives suggest different conceptions of HRD. This concluding article reviews the contributions and proposes four meta-perspectives on HRD: language; community/societal; system; and psychological. It is argued that each perspective suggests a particular conception or definition of HRD and some implications of each meta-perspective for theory and practice are presented. Academics and practitioners are challenged to incorporate multi-perspectival views into theory, method and practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The authors acknowledge the assistance of the issue contributors in compiling the tables used in this article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HRD meta-perspectives; language; system; community/societal; psychological
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2009 12:49
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:54
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/261

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