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International Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition by John P Wilson

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Working in multicultural and multilingual environments: HRD professionals as learning and change agents in the global workplace

MARIA CSEH and BEATRIZ CONINGHAM

There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees, which are falsehoods on the other. (BLAISE PASCAL)

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • understand the meaning of the term ‘global workplace’ as the context of the HRD practice;
  • define the role of HRD professionals in the global workplace;
  • understand how the role of HRD professionals can be enacted in the global workplace;
  • identify fitting HRD approaches to support learning and change in the global workplace.

Introduction

The rapid pace of globalization, supported by the advances of technology ...

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