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Exploring human resource development: a level of analysis approach.

Garavan, Thomas N, McGuire, David and O'Donnell, David (2004) Exploring human resource development: a level of analysis approach. Human Resource Development Review, 3 (4). pp. 417-441. ISSN 1534 4843

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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, organizational and community/societal levels of analysis. The paper highlights both the distinctiveness and usefulness of each level of analysis, identifies tensions within and 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
Print ISSN: 1534 4843
Electronic ISSN: 1552-6712
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human resource development; HRD; levels of analysis; method;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 2164
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 02 May 2008 12:12
Last Modified: 01 May 2013 16:16
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2164

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