The cultural boundedness of theory and practice in HRD?



McGuire, David and O'Donnell, D and Garavan, T and Saha, S and Murphy, J (2002) The cultural boundedness of theory and practice in HRD? Cross Cultural Management An International Journal, 9 (2). p. 25. ISSN 13527606

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Abstract

Argues that cultural influences may not only affect a professional’s implicit concept of what constitutes effective practice, but may also affect researchers’ explicit theories. Suggests that this means that many HRD practices, processes, procedures and language are specific to cultures. Explores some of the reasons underlying the increasing importance placed on cultural issues by multinational companies, touching on a number of theoretical and epistemological debates. Draws no firm conclusions but attempts to locate various positions and boundaries on the universalism-relativism continuum.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by Emerald
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human resource management, National cultures, Personnel policy
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2009 15:31
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:54
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/276

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