Learning and development practices in international context: conceptual introspection towards bringing the best work place strategies

Rabindra Kumar Pradhan (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India)
Lalatendu Kesari Jena (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India)
Nrusingh Prasad Panigrahy (Human Resource Department, Dredging Corporation of India Ltd., Haldia, India)

Strategic HR Review

ISSN: 1475-4398

Publication date: 8 August 2016

Abstract

Purpose

In today’s competitive environment, long-term viability and sustainability of a firm requires a combination of both specialized and knowledge-based resources. Earlier research findings have surfaced the fact that by leveraging knowledge, successful multinational companies in the Western world are able to create a position for capitalizing on market imperfections in the field of human resource development and correspondingly achieving higher returns on their investments. Therefore, the purpose of the paper is to examine the approaches of successful multinational enterprises (MNEs) from newer industrialized and developing economies, especially in the perspective of learning and development initiatives.

Design/methodology/approach

The focus of this study is to introspect on the causal that influences toward fostering a better human resource development climate in the international context.

Findings

The proposition explores a road map to strategize organizational policies and practices as to how best to serve its expatriate internal customers.

Originality/value

The findings of this study has confirmed the link between cross-cultural training and expatriate adjustment and performance, but still the scope lies in future research to carry out the specific context or conditions influencing the effectiveness of cross-cultural training programs by using quantitative statistical findings of country-wide successful MNE analysis in the learning and development domain and subsequently proposing the benchmarking practices for impersonation by the developing nations.

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Citation

Pradhan, R., Jena, L. and Panigrahy, N. (2016), "Learning and development practices in international context: conceptual introspection towards bringing the best work place strategies", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 180-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/SHR-04-2016-0034

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