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ERIC Number: ED516129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 94
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-4319-7
A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Human Performance Technology Interventions
Vadivelu, Ramaswamy N.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University
Human Performance Technology (HPT) is a field of practice that has evolved from advancements in organizational development, instructional design, strategic human resource management and cognitive psychology. As globalization and trends like outsourcing and off-shoring start to dominate the way organizations grow, HPT practitioners are managing the design, development and deployment of various performance improvement interventions in truly global settings. This study examines the influence of national and organizational culture on the global use of various performance improvement interventions in the workplace and collects empirical data to guide the appropriate use of these interventions--specifically focusing on intervention usage and trends among practitioners in the United States and South Asian regions. Descriptive analysis and multiple regressions revealed that Orientation Programs, Organizational Communication, Instructor Led Training and Performance Appraisal were among the most used interventions, both in the US and South Asia. Results also indicated that organizational size appeared to be the strongest indicator enabling the success of interventions like eLearning and 360 degree Feedback. Practitioners in South Asia were found to predominantly have expertise in general disciplines (such as human resources) when compared to a more specialist academic profile (areas like HPT, Instructional Design) for those in the US. These differences enabled practitioners in South Asia to be more involved in non-training interventions like Compensation Systems than those in the US. However, the lack of specialized expertise in South Asian practitioners appeared to hinder the use of interventions like eLearning and Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS). [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; United States