Comparing national systems of human resource development: Role and function of post-baccalaureate HRD courses of study in the UK and US

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Abstract

This paper compares human resource development in the UK and US by focusing on characteristics of master's level academic courses of study as important elements of each country's national system of HRD. Following a review of the history, structure, definitions, professional associations, credentialing and accreditation schemes, and national level recognitions and awards for outstanding HRD, the results of an empirical investigation of eighty-three leading academic institutions in both countries are presented. These include institutional profiles, enrolment trends and curriculum required for master's level degrees. The findings point to substantive differences in content and structure in both countries and suggest directions for further study and knowledge building in comparative human resource development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-299
Number of pages15
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Academic Programmes
  • International Comparison
  • Us-UK Comparative Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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