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The virtual human resource development (VHRD) approach: an integrative literature review

The virtual human resource development (VHRD) approach: an integrative literature review Given the growing popularity of virtual human resources development (VHRD) in organizations and among human resource development (HRD) professionals, it is highly essential to deeply examine the nature and scope of the affective dimensions of the VHRD approach. Over the past decade, VHRD has become an important part of the HRD process.Design/methodology/approachThe present study used an integrative literature review to investigate the nature of VHRD in the literature, present a descriptive analysis of the literature and categorize the existing VHRD research.FindingsThe results indicated three major themes, namely, VHRD and socialization, VHRD and learning and VHRD and the psychological characteristics of the work environment. In addition, a new conceptual model was developed based on the findings.Research limitations/implicationsThis study has reviewed the main concepts of VHRD. The potential actions which HRD researchers can take to address the identified challenges are discussed.Originality/valueThis integrative literature review could provide a roadmap for future research. Based on this model, the VHRD position is within the organizational context and different tools and processes in constant interaction are introduced. Finally, a general view of the VHRD approach was provided, which can help human resources experts deal with a wide range of technologies in the organization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Training and Development Emerald Publishing

The virtual human resource development (VHRD) approach: an integrative literature review

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2046-9012
eISSN
2046-9012
DOI
10.1108/ejtd-08-2020-0131
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Abstract

Given the growing popularity of virtual human resources development (VHRD) in organizations and among human resource development (HRD) professionals, it is highly essential to deeply examine the nature and scope of the affective dimensions of the VHRD approach. Over the past decade, VHRD has become an important part of the HRD process.Design/methodology/approachThe present study used an integrative literature review to investigate the nature of VHRD in the literature, present a descriptive analysis of the literature and categorize the existing VHRD research.FindingsThe results indicated three major themes, namely, VHRD and socialization, VHRD and learning and VHRD and the psychological characteristics of the work environment. In addition, a new conceptual model was developed based on the findings.Research limitations/implicationsThis study has reviewed the main concepts of VHRD. The potential actions which HRD researchers can take to address the identified challenges are discussed.Originality/valueThis integrative literature review could provide a roadmap for future research. Based on this model, the VHRD position is within the organizational context and different tools and processes in constant interaction are introduced. Finally, a general view of the VHRD approach was provided, which can help human resources experts deal with a wide range of technologies in the organization.

Journal

European Journal of Training and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: May 26, 2022

Keywords: Adult education; Learning; Socialization; Integrative literature review; VHRD; Virtual human resources development

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