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Energy and Human Resource Development in Developing Countries

Towards Effective Localization

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  • Addresses substantial changes that should be made in the way energy is derived, created, and delivered in developing countries, specifically Asia, with mention of Africa
  • Melds two diverse concepts: HR and Energy
  • Provides economics-driven solution for a world experiencing climate change

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This book is about engaging and empowering people through their own domestic resources, by using upstream energy to create larger downstream employment opportunities. Incorporating sustainability, resource enhancement, and energy responsibility can generate awareness and better utilization of the resources and reduce reliance on foreign aid and economic development programs, which reinforce a North/ South consumption-based economy rather than empower the localized population.

The author proposes a new paradigm of employee development, localized engagement, and empowerment for resource-rich developing Asian countries, based on the utilization and upbraiding of their resources in-situ. Here scholars, policymakers, and investors will find that human resource development (HRD) can structure constructive change through criterion-based education and reap economic prosperity.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toplis Energy (Toplis and Associates), Jakarta, Indonesia

    William Hickey

About the author

Dr. William Hickey is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and International Business and two-time former Fulbright professor for Human Resource Development and Energy. He has worked internationally researching and teaching HRD and IB in the areas of localization, talent development, local sourcing, benchmarking, and human resource audits/ evaluation for upstream energy projects.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Energy and Human Resource Development in Developing Countries

  • Book Subtitle: Towards Effective Localization

  • Authors: William Hickey

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan New York

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-57630-9Published: 15 December 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-93315-0Published: 02 December 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-57082-6Published: 14 December 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 305

  • Number of Illustrations: 49 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Resource Development, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Human Resource Management

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