Looking Back and Looking Forward: Trends in Training and Development Research


In connection with the 25th anniversary of Human Resource Development Quarterly, I have been asked to comment briefly on current and emerging trends in research on training and development, a core function of Human Resource Development (HRD). I will do this in three sections: a summary of past research, an examination of state-of-the-art research, and a brief glimpse forward to the future.

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Human Resource Development Quarterly