Origins and Historical Influences on Human Resource Development: A Global Perspective

  title={Origins and Historical Influences on Human Resource Development: A Global Perspective},
  author={Meera Alagaraja and Larry M. Dooley},
  journal={Human Resource Development Review},
  pages={82 - 96}
A comprehensive review of literature on the origins and historical influences on human resource development reveals that much of its development is attributed to Western (predominantly U.S.) thought and perspectives. This study is an effort to begin exploring significant contributions from a global perspective—including those that are primarily non-Western. To do so, this article identifies and examines key non-Western contributions to the field of human resource development. There is an ever… 

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