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Exploring the Strategic Role of Human Resource Development in Organizational Crisis Management

  Crisis management has been a largely overlooked territory in human resource development (HRD) despite the increasingly recognized impact of organizational crises on the individual and organizational performance. This article explores the strategic role of HRD in the context of organizational crisis management using Garavan's strategic HRD model as a guiding framework to understand the various ways in which HRD can build crisis management capability in organizations. The authors apply various components of the model to the crisis management context and integrate ideas from both sets of literatures. The authors offer specific guidelines for HRD practitioners regarding how to align strategic human resource development focus, orientation, and strategies with the organization's overall crisis management efforts and identify areas for further research.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    15 February 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    SAGE Publications

  • DOI:

    10.1177/1534484308330018

  • ISSN:

    1534-4843

  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

Citation

Wang, J., Hutchins, H. M., & Garavan, T. N. (2009). Exploring the Strategic Role of Human Resource Development in Organizational Crisis Management. Human Resource Development Review, 8(1), 22-53. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484308330018

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Keywords

Strategic human resource development, crisis management, change management

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