The disciplinary development of HRD : a delphi study

McGuire, David and Cseh, M (2004) The disciplinary development of HRD : a delphi study. In: 5th UFHRD/AHRD Conference, May 27th-28th 2004, University of Limerick. (Submitted)

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Issues of definition and boundary-setting have preoccupied the field of human resource development (HRD) in recent years. The necessity of identifying the disciplinary and theoretical foundation is an essential requirement for a field seeking to develop and mature in new and exciting ways. The importance of a strong theoretical base for HRD is emphasized by Turnbull (2002) who argues that without good theory, applied fields, such as human resource development would be impoverished domains. Likewise, Holton (2003) argues that there exists a need to explore alternative and new paradigms of HRD. Indeed, while it is broadly acknowledged that a strong foundation is required for the future development of the field, there exists little consensus on what disciplines and theories should contribute to this foundation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 12:28
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:37


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