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Innovation in Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Capacity in the Age of Globalization

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  • Ali Farazmand


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    This article addresses innovation as a strategic instrument in human resource management capacity building in the age of globalization. To meet the challenges of globalization--negative as well as positive--capacity building is needed in areas of organization, management, governance, and public administration all over the world. Innovation is defined, strategic innovations and innovative strategies are explained, capacity building is delineated, and over 22 areas or realms of innovation are identified, explained, and emphasized as strategic instruments of capacity building. Viewing human resources as human capital and beyond, the article argues that without human resources nothing can be accomplished, and without a well-trained, well-developed, well-appreciated, and well-managed human resources, modern organizations of government and business cannot meet the challenges of the globalization age, which demands a new generation of future-oriented, anticipatory managers who can develop effective visions and manage organizations by riding the high waves of change in the turbulent world.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Organization Review.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 (03)
    Pages: 3-24

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:porgrv:v:4:y:2004:i:1:p:3-24
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