Human Resource Development and Technology Integration Chapter uri icon


  • In the information age, technology is rapidly becoming an integral part of organizational life. Ever increasing technology applications have significantly reshaped the day-to-day practices of human resource development (HRD). This chapter explores the role of technology in HRD. Specifically, it addresses three issues. First, it identifies the challenges that technology has brought to HRD in the twenty-first century. Second, it analyzes the impact of technology on HRD practices with a focus on emerging HRD practices in virtual environments. Third, it provides insights into the future of virtual HRD in training and development, organizational development, and career development.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, J.

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Jia

Book Title

  • Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training

publication date

  • December 2012