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Global Human Resource Development

Regional and Country Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Thomas N. Garavan, Alma M. McCarthy, Michael J. Morley


442 pages

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Drawing on contributions from leading academics in the field, this volume within the Routledge Series in Human Resource Development specifically focuses on Global Human Resource Development (HRD). Specifically, the volume provides an overview of 17 regions, 85 countries and includes one emerging market grouping, CIVETS. This book examines the role of the state in HRD, the relationship between HRD and the level of economic development in the country or region, the influence of foreign direct investment within the country or region, and firm-level HRD practices within countries or regions.

Global Human Resource Development analyzes HRD from institutional and cross-cultural perspectives, making it possible, for the first time, to analyze trends across countries and regions and to draw conclusions about the value of institutional and cross-cultural perspectives in the HRD context. There is currently no book on the market that conceptualizes the discipline of global HRD in this way, making this a definitive book on HRD across the globe of particular interest to researchers and reflective practitioners.


"Global Human Resource Development is an excellent book on the ins and outs of human resource development across almost 100 countries. The chapters are written by experts in the countries represented following a common format. The bookcan be used effectively in courses on global training and development, global talent management, and global leadership."Randall S. Schuler, Rutgers University, USA

Table of Contents

1. Global Human Resource Development: Landscaping the Anatomy of an Evolving Field Thomas N. Garavan, Alma M. McCarthy and Michael J. Morley Section 1: Asia and Oceania 2. Human Resource Development in Australia and New Zealand Peter McGraw and Robin Kramar 3. Human Resource Development in East Asia Roziah Mohd Rasdi and Maimunah Ismail 4. Human Resource Development in South Asia Satish Pandey, Gertrude I. Hewapathirana and Dinyar M. Pestonjee 5. Human Resource Development in China and North Korea Judy Sun and Greg Wang 6. Human Resource Development in Malaysia and Singapore Maimunah Ismail and Roziah Mohd Rasdi Section 2: Africa and the Middle East 7. Human Resource Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Fredrick M. Nafukho and Helen M. A. Muyia 8. Human Resource Development in Middle East Hussain A. Alhejji and Thomas N. Garavan 9. Human Resource Development in North Africa Hussain A. Alhejji and Thomas N. Garavan Section 3: The Americas 10. Human Resource Development in Canada and the United States Gary N. McLean and Nadir Budhwani 11. Human Resource Development in Latin America Consuelo L. Waight, José Ernesto Rangel Delgado and Johana Lopez 12. Human Resource Development in Brazil Renato Ferreira Leitão Azevedo, Alexandre Ardichvili, Silvia Casa Nova and Edgard B. Cornacchione Jr. Section 4: Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Former Soviet Union 13. Human Resource Development in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Maura Sheehan and Beata Buchelt 14. Human Resource Development in Russia and the Former Soviet Union Alexandre Ardichvili, Elena Zavyalova and Oleksandr Tkachenko Section 5: Western Europe 15. Human Resource Development in Ireland and the UK Alma M. McCarthy 16. Human Resource Development in the Nordic Countries Britta H. Heidl and Indravidoushi C. Dusoye 17. Human Resource Development in Germanic Europe Regina H. Mulder and Loek F.M. Nieuwenhuis 18. Human Resource Development in Southern Europe Eduardo Tomé Section 6: Emerging Markets 19. Human Resource Development in CIVETS Thomas N. Garavan and Mesut Akdere

About the Editors

Thomas N. Garavan is a Research Professor in Leadership at Edinburgh Napier Business School, Scotland.

Alma M. McCarthy is Head of the Management Department and Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

Michael J. Morley is Professor of Management at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

HRD theory is changing rapidly. Recent advances in theory and practice, in how we conceive of organizations and of the world of knowledge, have led to the need to reinterpret the field. This series aims to reflect and foster the development of HRD as an emergent discipline. Encompassing a range of different international, organizational, methodological and theoretical perspectives, the series promotes theoretical controversy and reflective practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General