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Human resource development and workplace learning: emerging theoretical perspectives and organisational practices

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

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 March 2002

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Abstract

Workplace learning and HRD are considered legitimate topics for study and investigation alongside organisational strategies and practices. Considers key themes in the workplace earning literature in addition to its relationship with HRD. Identifies a paradigm shift from formalised, intermittent and discontinuous learning to increasingly informal, experiential, asynchronous and real‐time situated learning. Highlights three contemporary themes in both the workplace learning and HRD literatures, namely: knowledge, expertise, competence and capability; organisational learning; and employability and career issues.

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Garavan, T.N., Morley, M., Gunnigle, P. and McGuire, D. (2002), "Human resource development and workplace learning: emerging theoretical perspectives and organisational practices", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 26 No. 2/3/4, pp. 60-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590210428133

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