Developing a Tradition of Scholarship: The Emergence and Evolution of the AHRD-Sponsored Journals
Advances in Developing Human Resources
Research and theory are the lifeblood of academic disciplines along with the peer-reviewed journals that disseminate such scholarship. Journals become critical repositories that capture the histories and evolution of such disciplines, and their scholarly contributions generate new knowledge that can stimulate further research and improve practice. The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) sponsors four peer-reviewed journals that have contributed to the birth and evolution of the discipline of human resource development (HRD). Yet, little is known about how they came into being, how they have evolved, and what their impact has been within the field of HRD.
This article captures the histories of the emergence and evolution of the four refereed journals sponsored by the AHRD through the unique voices of current and recent past editors of these journals. It then considers common themes of scholarship across the four journals that have helped to shape HRD.
Students, researchers, and scholar-practitioners in the field of HRD and related fields who are interested in learning more about the histories of the journals sponsored by the AHRD, along with their contributions to the scholarship in HRD, will benefit from reading this article.
AHRD-sponsored journals, HRD, HRD journals, scholarship
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Andrea D. Ellinger, Carole J. Elliot, Kim McDonald, and Julia Storberg-Walker (2016).
Developing a Tradition of Scholarship: The Emergence and Evolution of the AHRD-Sponsored Journals. Advances in Developing Human Resources.18 (4), 495-511. Sage.