Human Resource Development Evaluation: Emerging Market, Barriers, and Theory Building Academic Article uri icon


  • The problem and the solution. Measurement and evaluation (M&E) to support HRD interventions and relevant decisionmaking processes is an emerging market that has a surging demand. But the market is currently suffering from a limited supply of methodologies and techniques to address business needs. Given its distinctive nature, this market relies heavily on research to provide an array of diverse measurement theories and models that can be transformed into evaluation services for businesses. To address the limited supply of methodologies and techniques, we must conquer three barriers: the analytical barrier, the business barrier, and the technical barrier. Sprouting from an analysis of HRD systems interactions, we propose a systems approach to tackle these three barriers. This article also discusses the role of theory building and market trends in HRD M&E.

published proceedings

  • Advances in Developing Human Resources

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, G. G., & Wang, J.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Greg G||Wang, Jia

publication date

  • February 2005