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University of Limerick

1. Murphy, Aileen Carmel. The adoption of a national human resource development standard: the role of internal and external pressures.

Degree: 2016, University of Limerick

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This study investigates the internal and external pressures which explain the adoption or non-adoption of the Irish human resource development standard among organisations. National governments use a variety of strategies and policy measures to encourage organisations and individuals to invest in human capital. A National human resource development standard (NHRD) is one such measure. This research moves beyond the dominant view in the literature that organisations adopt practices for rational reasons. This is the first study to utilise institutional theory to explain the adoption of a NHRD standard. Organisations that had adopted the Irish NHRD standard and non-adopter organisations were surveyed. The results of the logistic regression analysis show that there are some notable differences between adopter and non adopter organisations. This study makes some important contributions as it offers empirical evidence that some relationships between adoption of a NHRD standard and independent variables do exist. The research model and associated hypotheses advances the theoretical understandings of the internal and external pressures which explain the adoption of a NHRD standard. The results provide a new means of understanding organisations’ responses to the internal and external pressures in the adoption of a NHRD standard.This study adds to a currently sparse literature on the adoption of a NHRD standard.

Subjects/Keywords: Irish human resource development; NHRD standard

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APA (6th Edition):

Murphy, A. C. (2016). The adoption of a national human resource development standard: the role of internal and external pressures. (Thesis). University of Limerick. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5205

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Murphy, Aileen Carmel. “The adoption of a national human resource development standard: the role of internal and external pressures.” 2016. Thesis, University of Limerick. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5205.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Murphy, Aileen Carmel. “The adoption of a national human resource development standard: the role of internal and external pressures.” 2016. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Murphy AC. The adoption of a national human resource development standard: the role of internal and external pressures. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Limerick; 2016. [cited 2019 Oct 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5205.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Murphy AC. The adoption of a national human resource development standard: the role of internal and external pressures. [Thesis]. University of Limerick; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5205

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Texas A&M University

2. Nagarathnam, Bharani Babu. National Human Resource Development: Review of Research and a Framework for Practice.

Degree: PhD, Educational Human Resource Development, 2016, Texas A&M University

Since it was first introduced to the field of human resource development (HRD) more than a 15 years ago, national human resource development (NHRD) has received increasing attention from HRD scholars. This dissertation aimed to identify and systematically examine the body of theoretical and empirical literature on NHRD in order to understand its evolution and current state. A systematic literature review of 104 peer-reviewed journal articles was conducted. The analysis shows that (1) the construct of NHRD was examined at various levels including more than 40 countries, as well as region, city, community and organization, (2) the articles focused heavily on the analysis of NHRD as national policies for human capital development, (3) most NHRD articles are descriptive in nature, focusing on describing NHRD policies and plans, and (4) studies also focused on exploring the role of NHRD in addressing diverse societal issues. Directions for future NHRD research in the areas of theory, content and methodological developments are recommended. Due to the emerging nature of the field, there has been ongoing model development using HRD principles. This dissertation systematically reviewed the body of literature on NHRD model development in order to understand its current state. Additionally, research-to-date on NHRD policies and practices were also reviewed. The review resulted in 15 peer-reviewed journal articles on model development and 38 peer-reviewed journal articles on NHRD policies and practices. Eight thematic areas were identified for successful NHRD design and implementation. Knowledge gaps were identified. A holistic conceptual framework for NHRD policy development, implementation and evaluation is proposed, considering the complex issues of national goals, stakeholders, finance and NHRD context (social, cultural, political and economic). In doing so, this model provides a flexible roadmap and starting point for national human resource planning, implementation and evaluation. Advisors/Committee Members: Wang, Jia (advisor), Nafukho, Frederick (committee member), Lawrence, Frederick Barry (committee member), Mu, Ren (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: NHRD; National Development; Human Resource Development

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APA (6th Edition):

Nagarathnam, B. B. (2016). National Human Resource Development: Review of Research and a Framework for Practice. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/159033

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nagarathnam, Bharani Babu. “National Human Resource Development: Review of Research and a Framework for Practice.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/159033.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nagarathnam, Bharani Babu. “National Human Resource Development: Review of Research and a Framework for Practice.” 2016. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Nagarathnam BB. National Human Resource Development: Review of Research and a Framework for Practice. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2016. [cited 2019 Oct 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/159033.

Council of Science Editors:

Nagarathnam BB. National Human Resource Development: Review of Research and a Framework for Practice. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/159033


Texas A&M University

3. Frank, Christine A. A Dual-Paradigm Assessment of a Model to Guide the Formulation of National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Policy for Practice: National Learning for Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Performance and Wellbeing.

Degree: 2015, Texas A&M University

This study conducted a pre-fieldwork assessment of an informed, conceptual, multi-level model developed to represent the elements and their interactions necessary to the formulation of national human resource development (NHRD) policy. The model was conceptualized through integration of existing HRD knowledge and practice around NHRD with concepts drawn from the economic, political, and socio-cultural foundations of human development (HD) for national growth and performance. The sum of these sources was extended by the researcher-theorist?s imagination around the possibilities of NHRD, and grounded in her own lived experience of NHRD. The model is comprised of seven constructs for data collection: (a) national background and current characteristics, (b) national resources (including human resources), (c) governance and power structure amongst actors, stakeholders, and potential partners, (d) national economic, political, and socio-cultural environment, and (e) integration at the individual/organizational, community/regional, and national levels, all situated under the (f) national governance structure and within the (g) global megatrends shaping the world community. Two pre-fieldwork tests were applied to the model to analyze logic and structure, and to assess capacity for conveying rich description and providing for nuanced understanding of human processes. The two tests were: (a) a critical-realist evaluation employing hypothetico-deductive criteria of excellence for development of theory with the addition of newly-derived criteria for assessment of multi-level models, and (b) an interpretivist assessment applying social constructivist quality criteria for judging theory in the applied disciplines, including HRD. Comparison of outcomes obtained through evaluation from competing paradigms of inquiry determined the readiness of the model, in its present form, for research operationalization and empirical testing with national data and through naturalistic exploration of human activities and meaning-making around the formulation of NHRD. The capacity of the model, and of multi-level methodology for construction of theory to guide the collection and analysis of data and to support sufficient interpretation required to formulate responsible policy, was affirmed. The model was determined to be worthy of application for maximizing returns on investment in the human resources, as well as for insuring that the experience of NHRD might be equitably extended to people of all nations comprising our global community. Advisors/Committee Members: Nafukho, Fredrick M. (advisor), Lynham, Susan A. (advisor), Lincoln, Yvonna S. (committee member), Shinn, Glen C. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: National Human Resource Development; NHRD; dual-paradigm assessment; multi-level model; theory building

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APA (6th Edition):

Frank, C. A. (2015). A Dual-Paradigm Assessment of a Model to Guide the Formulation of National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Policy for Practice: National Learning for Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Performance and Wellbeing. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155260

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Frank, Christine A. “A Dual-Paradigm Assessment of a Model to Guide the Formulation of National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Policy for Practice: National Learning for Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Performance and Wellbeing.” 2015. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155260.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Frank, Christine A. “A Dual-Paradigm Assessment of a Model to Guide the Formulation of National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Policy for Practice: National Learning for Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Performance and Wellbeing.” 2015. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Frank CA. A Dual-Paradigm Assessment of a Model to Guide the Formulation of National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Policy for Practice: National Learning for Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Performance and Wellbeing. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. [cited 2019 Oct 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155260.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Frank CA. A Dual-Paradigm Assessment of a Model to Guide the Formulation of National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Policy for Practice: National Learning for Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Performance and Wellbeing. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155260

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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