HRD university education: An international research agenda

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Based on the observation that the systematic study of university-based HRD education - especially in an international comparative approach - is an important but under-explored area of scholarship, this article reports on the results of a need-sensing process among a panel of twenty-one senior HRD administrators and scholars in the United States and Great Britain. The resulting research agenda identified knowledge gaps and research needs in three broad areas: subject matter of HRD education; institutional characteristics, arrangements, and linkages; and outcomes and effectiveness of HRD education. Several categories were identified in each of the three areas and examples described. The implications of this study for research and theory building in international and comparative HRD are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-261
Number of pages9
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


  • Hrd Academic Programs
  • International Hrd
  • Research Needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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