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Cross-cultural analysis of HPT

Title: Cross-cultural analysis of HPT: An empirical investigation of HPT competencies in the workplace in the United States and South Asia.
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Name(s): Vadivelu, Ramaswamay N., author
Klein, James D., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2008-02-08
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Recent research in the areas of human performance technology (HPT), organizational development, and cross-cultural training has suggested the need for developing managerial competencies that are effective in diverse cultural settings. Some competencies such as technical proficiency, knowledge of company systems, adaptability, and the ability to cope have been examined for their suitability in various cultures. However, there have been few efforts to examine the suitability and validity of HPT competencies in cross-cultural settings. This exploratory study investigates the application of HPT competencies across two regions of the world. On the basis of a survey of more than 100 industry professionals, we obtained data indicating the frequency of application of a set of core HPT competencies in the United States and South Asian regions. Findings revealed significant differences between how practitioners in these two regions apply performance analysis, cause analysis, and intervention design and development competencies. Results suggest that cultural differences might be affecting how practitioners in these regions are applying HPT. Possible areas for future studies are discussed.
Translational Abstract: In this study, the application of human performance technology (HPT) competencies across U.S. and South Asian regions was examined. Survey responses from over 100 industry professionals were used to observe the frequency and application of HPT. There were significant differences between how professionals in each region apply HPT competencies. Results suggest HPT practitioners from South Asia may be involved in more generic human resource job roles, while participants from the U.S seemed to be involved with more specific job roles, primarily dealing with training and performance improvement initiatives. Most HTP processes are based on Western values, but the authors conclude that the majority of the surveyed competencies appear to be applicable in South Asia and in the U.S. The authors suggest the differences might be due to distinctive features of U.S. and South Asia cultures.
Public Significance Statement: This study found significant differences between U.S. and South Asian professionals in their application of human performance technology (HPT) competencies, which the authors speculate is due to significant cultural differences between these two regions.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1486417541 (IID), 10.1002/piq.20008 (DOI)
Publication Note: The publisher's version of record for this publication can be found at https://doi.org/10.1002/piq.20008.
Preferred Citation: Vadivelu, R. N., & Klein, J. D. (2008). Cross-cultural analysis of HPT: An empirical investigation of HPT competencies in the workplace in the United States and South Asia. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 20, 147–165. doi:10.1002/piq.20008.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1486417541
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Performance Improvement Quarterly.
Issue: iss. 3-4, vol. 20

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Vadivelu, R. N., & Klein, J. D. (2008). Cross-cultural analysis of HPT: An empirical investigation of HPT competencies in the workplace in the United States and South Asia. Performance Improvement Quarterly. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1486417541