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Neglecting human resource development in OBOR, a case of the China–Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC)

Adeel Ahmed (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia and University of Turbat, Turbat, Pakistan)
Mohd Anuar Arshad (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)
Arshad Mahmood (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)
Sohail Akhtar (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)

Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies

ISSN: 1754-4408

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to obtain greater insights into the implications for human resource development (HRD) in times of economic development, with a focus on China–Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). In recent times of economic development, a number of economic corridors have emerged globally as tools of regional cooperation and development. In the context of Pakistan, there is a lack of appropriate attention to the field of HRD, which has suffered neglect through the decades (Abbasi and Burdey, 2008; Asrar-ul-Haq, 2015). With this conception, the present economic interventions merit a well-constructed and proper HRD policy for Pakistan. This study will provide HRD insights for policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and business executives.

Design/methodology/approach

The research approach of this study is purely based on literature review and on secondary data.

Findings

Based on the facts and literature reviews, this study concluded that One belt, One Road in general and CPEC in particular as an economic corridor can bring sustainable and long-lasting impact on the economy only if HRD is given proper attention.

Originality/value

To the best knowledge of the researchers, this is the first study that highlighted the HRD issue in CPEC.

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Citation

Ahmed, A., Arshad, M.A., Mahmood, A. and Akhtar, S. (2017), "Neglecting human resource development in OBOR, a case of the China–Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC)", Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 130-142. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCEFTS-08-2016-0023

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