ERIC Number: EJ846607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Reference Count: 97
The Idea of National HRD: An Analysis Based on Economics and Theory Development Methodology
Wang, Greg G.; Swanson, Richard A.
Human Resource Development Review, v7 n1 p79-106 2008
Recent human resource development (HRD) literature focuses attention on national HRD (NHRD) research and represents problems in both HRD identity and research methodology. Based on a review of development economics and international development literature, this study analyzes the existing NHRD literature with respect to the theory development methodology. The study presents four propositions that challenge the present idea of NHRD. This study concludes that the methods used in the NHRD literature fall short in rigor when compared to economic theory research. This study also presents detailed implications for NHRD policy research and theory development.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Research Problems, Economic Development, Social Theories, National Programs, National Standards, Literature Reviews, Definitions, Theory Practice Relationship, Content Analysis, Economic Research, Concept Formation
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