Human Resource Development and Information Technology

Making Global Connections

  • Catherine M. Sleezer
  • Tim L. Wentling
  • Roger L. Cude

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Opportunities

    1. Tim L. Wentling, Consuelo Luisa Waight, Ruth C. King
      Pages 1-20
    2. Hans Meeder, Roger L. Cude
      Pages 21-42
    3. Mike Christie
      Pages 43-63
    4. Linda K. Lawson, Catherine M. Sleezer
      Pages 65-87
  3. Knowledge management

  4. Learning and collaboration

    1. Darlene Russ-Eft, Kathleen Hurson, Ruth Pangilinan, Tori Egherman
      Pages 131-151
    2. Minjuan Wang, Allison Rossett, Paul Wangemann
      Pages 153-184
  5. Societal effects

    1. Anne A. Ghost Bear, Gary J. Conti
      Pages 231-244
    2. Clifton L. Taulbert
      Pages 245-253
  6. A Final Look

    1. Catherine M. Sleezer, Linda K. Lawson, Roger L. Cude, Tim L. Wentling
      Pages 255-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-277

About this book


Technology, people, e-workplaces: these are the elements that fast moving organizations use to meet changing business requirements by using technology to invent new business processes, to re-align organizational structures, and to implement new management practices. Moreover, it has become apparent in today's global information economy, the most critical-indeed the primary-resource that distinguishes market leaders from everyone else is human talent! Countries, communities, and organizations are suddenly very interested in developing the human capacities that will allow them to compete in a networked world. Successful growing organizations have placed the combined development of information technology and human resources as their top priority.
With the help of human resource professionals, organizations must grasp the pertinent aspects of both people and technology issues to create an effective e-workplace. These issues occur at the intersection of the disciplines of computer science, operation research, and human resource development. Because these issues are complex, they can best be understood through cross-disciplinary collaboration among experts who approach them from a range of perspectives. Human Resource Development and Information Technology: Making Global Connections presents just such a collaborative effort from leaders in the field. This book describes the changes that are occurring as technology plays a more central role in human resource development. It compares methods and tools that organizations can use to create their own practices for developing their most critical resource-people! In addition, the authors pose a set of interesting research questions that will help us further explore how countries, local communities, and organizations build dynamic systems for developing a sustained competitive advantage with human talent.


Change Leadership Mentoring business information technology management organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine M. Sleezer
    • 1
  • Tim L. Wentling
    • 2
  • Roger L. Cude
    • 3
  1. 1.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  2. 2.University of IllinoisChampaignUSA
  3. 3.McLeodUSACedar RapidsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5258-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0827-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-666X
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