Human Resource Development Review
Publisher: SAGE Publications in association with the Academy of Human
Human Resource Development Review is a theory development journal for
scholars of human resource development and related disciplines. Human
Resource Development Review publishes articles that make theoretical
contributions in papers devoted to theory development, foundations of HRD,
theory building methods, and integrative reviews of the literature.
Papers whose central focus is empirical findings, including empirical method
and design are not considered for publication in Human Resource Development
Review. This journal encourages submissions that provide new theoretical
insights to advance our understanding of human resource development. Such
papers may include syntheses of existing bodies of theory, new substantive
theories, exploratory conceptual models, taxonomies and typologies developed
as foundations for theory, treatises in formal theory construction, papers
on the history of theory, critique of theory that includes alternative
research propositions, metatheory, and integrative literature reviews with
strong theoretical implications.
Papers addressing foundations of HRD might address philosophies of HRD,
historical foundations, definitions of the field, conceptual organization of
the field, and ethical foundations. Human Resource Development Review takes
a multi-paradigm view of theory building so submissions from different
paradigms are encouraged.
Richard J. Torraco
College of Education and Human Sciences
University of Nebraska
120 Teachers College Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0360
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Current Issue: June 1 2006, Volume 5, No. 2
Date: 9 May 2006