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ERIC Number: EJ874225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
ISSN: ISSN-1534-4843
Exploring National Human Resource Development: A Case of China Management Development in a Transitioning Context
Wang, Jia; Wang, Greg G.
Human Resource Development Review, v5 n2 p176-201 2006
To advance an emerging frontier in human resource development (HRD) research, national HRD (NHRD), this study explored the subject by focusing on a key area of HRD, management development (MD) in the China context. Taking a system and holistic perspective, the study identified three critical challenges facing Chinese managers and China MD in the complex changing interactions of the broader social, economic, and institutional contexts. It examined current MD-related policies and practices at national, organizational, and individual levels. Our analysis of the findings indicated that although much effort was made at multiple levels for developing managers, China's approach to MD tended to be fragmented and lacked coherence. The study further offered critical implications for China MD practice and recent emerging NHRD research. In discussing future NHRD research directions, the study calls for HRD scholars to be mindful of the discipline and theory building in exploring new HRD research frontiers. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China