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The cultural context of human resource development /
edited by Carol D. Hansen and Yih-teen Lee.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xix, 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230551343 (alk. paper), 9780230551343 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230551343 (alk. paper)
9780230551343 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
7010794
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Carol D. Hansen is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development at Georgia State University, USA. She studies the cultural and cross-cultural frames that shape belief systems and employee and organizational development. She has taught and conducted research with universities in Europe and Africa, and she was a Fulbright scholar to India. She also served as an HRD branch chief at the US Department of State. Yih-teen Lee is Assistant Professor at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain. His recent research topics include cross-cultural comparative study of person-environment fit, the dynamic model of intercultural competences, work design and well-being, and performance determinants of auditors. He has taught cross-cultural management, strategic human resource management, and leadership in MBA and executive programs in Europe, Asia, and the US.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
An insight into the understanding of human resource development (HRD) in various cultural contexts, this book looks at how culture shapes our expectations for what is appropriate in the workplace and aims to broaden the reader's knowledge of HRD by exploring the boundaries of existing theories.
Main Description
Culture is a powerful determinant in how human performance problems are perceived and how their solutions in the form of employee development interventions are created, implemented and evaluated. As a lens, cultural frames color both the role and importance of human resource development (HRD) as a field of scholarly endeavor and as a professional area of practice.
Main Description
This volume presents an insight into the understanding of human resource development (HRD) in various cultural contexts. This book looks at how culture shapes our expectations for what is appropriate in the workplace and aims to broaden the reader's knowledge of HRD by exploring the boundaries of existing theories.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Notes on Contributorsp. xv
Anthropology: A Foundation for Human Resource Developmentp. 3
Go to the People: Using Emic Approaches for Cultural Understandingp. 21
The Cross-Cultural Transfer of American Models and Myths to Germany and the Côte d'lvoirep. 41
The Cultural Context of Human Resource Development Paradigms and Practices in South Africap. 57
Empowerment: A Practice Embedded in Cultural Contexts. A Comparison between the United States and Francep. 77
Human Resource Development in Austria: A Cultural Perspective of Management Developmentp. 90
Malleability in Spain: The Influence of US Human Resource Development Modelsp. 108
Asian Reversalism: An Alternative Approach to Career Developmentp. 124
The Cultural Context of Organizational Identity: How Belief Systems Can Frame the Practice and Role of Human Resource Developmentp. 141
The Culturally Distinct Role of Human Resource Development in Nonprofit Organizationsp. 161
Culture Conflicts in Demonstrating the Value of Human Resource Developmentp. 179
The Influence of Organizational Culture on Training Effectivenessp. 197
When Human Resources Practices and Organizational Culture Collide: A Performance Management Case Studyp. 213
The Link between Culture and Succession Planningp. 233
Author Indexp. 248
Subject Indexp. 251
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