Exploring Human Resource Development : a levels of analysis approach

Garavan, T and McGuire, David and O'Donnell, D (2004) Exploring Human Resource Development : a levels of analysis approach. Human Resource Development Review, 3 (4). pp. 417-441. ISSN 15344843

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Levels of analysis perform an important function in framing research and practice in human resource development (HRD). The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept of HRD from the individual, organisational and community/societal levels of analysis. The paper highlights both the distinctiveness and usefulness of each level of analysis, identifies tensions between them, and outlines differences in underpinning assumptions, characteristics of HRD provision and delivery of HRD interventions. By adopting this approach, the paper draws attention to variations in meaning, intent, content and practice with implications for developing both the theory and practice of HRD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ♣ The second named author, and corresponding author, acknowledges the financial support of the Irish American Fulbright Commission
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2009 12:54
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:37
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/270


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