The seminal foundation of the discipline of HRD: People, learning, and organizations
Article first published online: 29 AUG 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Resource Development Quarterly
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 431–442, Autumn (Fall) 2007
How to Cite
Chalofsky, N. (2007), The seminal foundation of the discipline of HRD: People, learning, and organizations. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 18: 431–442. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.1212
- Issue published online: 29 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 29 AUG 2007
Human resource development (HRD) has long been considered a field with an interdisciplinary foundation. Unfortunately there has never been a consensus on the composition of the seminal disciplinary base of HRD. A description of the concept of an applied discipline is presented, and HRD, as represented by its academic association, the Academy of Human Resource Development, is compared to a set of criteria of a discipline that is set forth in the scholarly literature. A seminal foundation for a curriculum of the HRD discipline is presented around the framework of people, learning, and organizations.