ERIC Number: ED428255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Discipline of HRD.
This document contains four papers from a symposium on the discipline of human resource development (HRD). "The Discipline of HRD" (Richard A. Swanson) frames the discipline of HRD by identifying its context and component theories--general systems, chaos, and futures. "Systems Theory as a Foundation for HRD" (Wendy E.A. Ruona) defines this evolving field in terms of its scope and meaning; underscores why systems theory must be a foundational theory; offers a framework to organize themes emerging from the literature of how systems theory supports HRD; and discusses current challenges and how systems theory relates to the disciplines of economics and psychology. "Psychology and the Discipline of HRD--Contributions and Limitations" (Elwood F. Holton III) examines psychology's theoretical contributions; argues that psychological theories are both powerful and limited as a foundation for HRD; and discusses specific psychological theories and their conceptual relationships with economic and systems theory. "Economics--Human Capital Theory and HRD" (Richard J. Torraco) argues for including economics as a central element of HRD's theoretical foundation. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings (Oak Brook, Illinois, March 4-8, 1998); see CE 078 258.