Contemporary HRD research: a triarchy of theoretical perspectives and their prescriptions for HRD

Thomas N. Garavan (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Patrick Gunnigle (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Michael Morley (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Addresses some of the key debates within the HRD literature and considers the extent to which HRD can be described as a field of study. The paper addresses the issues raised in the contributions that make up this special issue and identifies a broad range of methodologies and use of research methods. It argues that all of the contributions fit into at least one theoretical perspective: capabilities, psychological contacts and the learning organization/organizational learning. The paper concludes with a consideration of the prescriptions which the perspectives advocate for HRD in organizations.

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Citation

Garavan, T.N., Gunnigle, P. and Morley, M. (2000), "Contemporary HRD research: a triarchy of theoretical perspectives and their prescriptions for HRD", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 2/3/4, pp. 65-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590010321926

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MCB UP Ltd

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