ERIC Number: EJ1040413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
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How Can We Assess and Evaluate the Competitive Advantage of a Country's Human Resource Development System?
Oh, Hunseok; Ryu, Hyue-Hyun; Choi, Myungweon
Asia Pacific Education Review, v14 n2 p151-169 Jun 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop an index to assess and evaluate the competitive advantage of a country's human resource development system. Based on an extensive literature review, a theoretical model of a human resource development system at the national level (named National Human Resource Development: NHRD) was constructed. The model consists of four factors--supply conditions, demand conditions, environment, and supporting systems--and NHRD system competitiveness was measured by the cumulative sum of a country's achievement in each of these four factors. The four factors were divided into 10 sub-categories, and 45 indicators were selected based on criteria such as relevance, international comparability, reliability, timeliness, and accessibility. Finally, by using the Analytic Hierarchy Process, the individual weights of the 45 indicators were calculated. In addition, the relationships between the NHRD competitiveness scores of OECD member countries and other relevant variables, including GDP per capita and the scores from other national competitiveness studies, were analyzed to examine the validity of the index.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Competition, Models, Literature Reviews, Program Evaluation, Supply and Demand, Measures (Individuals), Reliability, Comparative Analysis, Access to Information, Time, Predictor Variables, Evaluation Methods, Economics
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