The Foundation of HRD in a Networked World

  • Tim L. Wentling
  • Consuelo Luisa Waight
  • Ruth C. King
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 17)


The recent histories of information technology (IT) and human resource development (HRD) reveal parallel developments in their transitions from tangential activities to strategic thrusts. After defining terms and concepts, we describe five stages of parallel development within IT and HRD. We conclude by projecting HRD and IT advances as organizations move to the next stage.


Infonnation Technology Knowledge Management Intellectual Capital Adult Learn Human Resource Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim L. Wentling
    • 1
  • Consuelo Luisa Waight
    • 2
  • Ruth C. King
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human Resource Education and National Center for Supercomputing ApplicationsUniversity of IllinoisUSA
  2. 2.University of IllinoisUSA

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