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Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj and Torrence E. Sparkman

Disruption due to a crisis or disaster is a constant threat for the tourism industry, unfortunately the frameworks designed to prepare leaders for these events are…

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Purpose

Disruption due to a crisis or disaster is a constant threat for the tourism industry, unfortunately the frameworks designed to prepare leaders for these events are inadequate. Most frameworks are designed to assess and enhance resilience and recovery and minimally prepare leaders for the complexities that emerge before, during and after these events. The purpose of this paper is to offer a leadership development framework that integrates context, competence and a complexity mindset.

Design/methodology/approach

This general review examines the literature focused on crises and disasters in the tourism industry for the purpose of understanding the circumstances surrounding several kinds of disruptive events, the competencies needed to address them. It also explores the usefulness of three forms of leadership development inputs. The result is a framework that builds capacity while ensuring organizational alignment.

Findings

The preparation of tourism industry leaders who address implications of crises and disaster should involve an understanding of the crisis processes and factors that can be known, and the development of a mindset that allows the leader to address those factors which cannot be known beforehand.

Originality/value

This paper offers a framework for tourism leaders and developers that moves beyond static and linear approaches to crisis and disaster training. It encourages the acquisition of contextual knowledge and adaptive processes through leadership-focused education, exposure to leaders and experiences.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 51 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Torrence E Sparkman

The purpose of this paper is to understand the factors and conditions that influence national human resource development (NHRD) in Brazil. In this paper, the transitioning…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to understand the factors and conditions that influence national human resource development (NHRD) in Brazil. In this paper, the transitioning nature of the political, economic, social and educational conditions; the current challenges and trends that may impact NHRD; and the current status of NHRD research in Brazil are examined.

Design/methodology/approach

A search of the research literature focused on the political, economic, cultural, social and educational environment and the research associated with NHRD in Brazil was conducted. After searching several databases, including Academic Search Complete, Google Scholar, ERIC and EBSCO, several articles were selected and analyzed based on the depth of description of the conditions and research.

Findings

Among the factors discovered, race, gender and educational equality are still concerns. The complex nature of the relationship between the Brazilian Government, its people and organizations, as well as the efforts of Brazil’s multinational and indigenous organizations to address their national development needs, are also presented.

Originality/value

Brazil is currently and projected to be a long-term player in the global economy; however, it struggles to cope with conditions incongruent to the country’s long-term success. This paper frames the conditions and suggests ways of moving forward through human resource development practice, policy and research in Brazil.

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– This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

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Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

Globalization has inspired and created numerous questions, including many within the realms of human resource development (HRD). However, the focus of these questions tends to be from the point of view of developed nations and the effect on either their own HRD issues, and rarely consider what the effects are on developing nations and their HRD activities and policies. Yet, these questions should not be pushed to the back of the queue, as the extent to which HRD can progress effectively is dependent on both sides of the equation.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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By creating appropriate leadership development programs, organizations that operate within the tourist sector can become better prepared to effectively manage the various…

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By creating appropriate leadership development programs, organizations that operate within the tourist sector can become better prepared to effectively manage the various crisis situations that may emerge. Programs need to focus on identifying the actions and behaviors that will enable leaders to make decisions at each stage of the emergency which effectively address immediate problems and aid the ensuing repair and restoration process.

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Continuity & Resilience Review, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2516-7502

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