Maura Sheehan, Mark N.K. Saunders and Catherine L. Wang
Context, Processes and People
Maura Sheehan and Valerie Shanahan
This chapter analyses human capital investment in the context of international human resource development (IHRD) through a multi-level perspective. Specifically the inter-connections between the macro (national and regional) and micro (organisational) levels and IHRD are examined. The chapter provides an overview of national measures of levels and quality of human capital investment. Based on discussion in this chapter, recommendations for the integration of macro and micro-levels of analysis for IHRD and performance research are considered. Finally, conclusions are drawn based on recommendations for future research.