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ERIC Number: EJ823836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Cross-Cultural Analysis of HPT: An Empirical Investigation of HPT Competencies in the Workplace in the United States and South Asia
Vadivelu, Ramaswamy N.; Klein, James D.
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v20 n3-4 p147-165 2008
Recent research in the areas of human performance technology (HPT), organizational development, and cross-cultural training has suggested the need for developing managerial competencies that are effective in diverse cultural settings. Some competencies such as technical proficiency, knowledge of company systems, adaptability, and the ability to cope have been examined for their suitability in various cultures. However, there have been few efforts to examine the suitability and validity of HPT competencies in cross-cultural settings. This exploratory study investigates the application of HPT competencies across two regions of the world. On the basis of a survey of more than 100 industry professionals, we obtained data indicating the frequency of application of a set of core HPT competencies in the United States and South Asian regions. Findings revealed significant differences between how practitioners in these two regions apply performance analysis, cause analysis, and intervention design and development competencies. Results suggest that cultural differences might be affecting how practitioners in these regions are applying HPT. Possible areas for future studies are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; United States