Handbook of International Human Resource Development
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Handbook of International Human Resource Development

Context, Processes and People

Edited by Thomas Garavan, Alma McCarthy and Ronan Carbery

This Handbook draws on a global team of distinguished Human Resource Development and IHRD scholars to provide research and practice insights on a range of contemporary IHRD issues and challenges. The Handbook reviews a number of critical contextual dimensions that: shape the IHRD goals that organisations pursue; impact the IHRD systems, policies and practices that are implemented; and influence the types of IHRD research questions that are investigated. The Handbook examines the processes or actions taken by organisations to globalise IHRD practices and discusses important people development practices that come within the scope of IHRD.
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Chapter 3: IHRD in international non-governmental organisations, nonprofit and public sector

Hussain Alhejji and Thomas Garavan

Abstract

This chapter examines the dynamics of IHRD in international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), nonprofit and public organisations. First, the chapter discusses the importance of examining international non-governmental organisations, nonprofit and public organisations from an international HRD perspective and reviews the literature in order to identify key debates and critiques of current IHRD systems in each sector. Second, the challenges and opportunities relevant to international HRD in these sectors are set out. Third, the chapter discusses the implications for IHRD research and practice. The chapter argues that IHRD scholars must take a proactive step in supporting and guiding INGOs, nonprofit and public organisations’ efforts to meet the changing aspects of their internal and external environments.

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