Metaperspectives and HRD: Lessons for research and practice

David McGuire, Thomas N Garavan, David O'Donnell, Sandra Watson

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    Reviewing the contributions, four metaperspectives on HRD are proposed: language, community/ societal, system, and psychological. Each suggests a particular conception of HRD and some implications of each metaperspective for theory and practice are presented. Academics and practitioners are challenged to incorporate multiperspectival views into theory,method, and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-140
    Number of pages21
    JournalAdvances in Developing Human Resources
    Publication statusPublished - May 2007


    • community/societal
    • HRD metaperspectives
    • language
    • psychological
    • system


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