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Strategic human resource development: towards a conceptual framework to understand its contribution to dynamic capabilities

Garavan, Thomas; Shanahan, Valerie; Carbery, Ronan; Watson, Sandra

Authors

Thomas Garavan

Valerie Shanahan

Ronan Carbery

Sandra Watson



Abstract

Dynamic capabilities have assumed major importance in the strategy and human
resource management literatures. However, discussion of their contribution to strategic
human resource development (SHRD) is nascent. We introduce the concept of
‘dynamic’ strategic human resource development capabilities (DSHRDCs) and propose
a framework consisting of (a) enabling factors, (b) specific components, (c) underlying
processes, and (d) unique SHRD dynamic capabilities. We view a dynamic capabilities
approach as a useful lens to understand how SHRD contributes to organizational
performance through the development of capabilities. We discuss each component of
the framework and propose possible directions for future research and implications for
practice.

Citation

Garavan, T., Shanahan, V., Carbery, R., & Watson, S. (2016). Strategic human resource development: towards a conceptual framework to understand its contribution to dynamic capabilities. Human Resource Development International, 19(4), 289-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2016.1169765

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 21, 2016
Online Publication Date May 18, 2016
Publication Date Aug 7, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 6, 2016
Journal Human Resource Development International
Print ISSN 1367-8868
Electronic ISSN 1469-8374
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 4
Pages 289-306
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2016.1169765
Keywords SHRD; dynamic capabilities; multilevel framework; research and practice implications
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/449086






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