ERIC Number: ED501625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Defining Expertise across Nations: Myth or Reality of a Global Definition?
Germain, Marie-Line; Ruiz, Carlos E.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas (Panama City, FL, Feb 20-24, 2008)
Knowledge acquisition and knowledge management have become central managerial themes and skills in the 21st century workplace; so has human expertise. The importance of finding and developing talented "experts" is now a requisite activity of all competitive organizations. This exploratory research investigates how the concept of expertise is defined internationally. Through the interview of 40 HRD scholars from around the globe, definitions from 15 countries are compared, and a global definition of expertise is proposed.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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