Energy and Human Resource Development in Developing Countries: Towards Effective Localization

Energy and Human Resource Development in Developing Countries: Towards Effective Localization

by William Hickey

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This book is about engaging and empowering people through their own domestic resources, by using upstream energy to create larger downstream employment opportunities. Incorporating sustainability, resource enhancement, and energy responsibility can generate awareness and better utilization of the resources and reduce reliance on foreign aid and economic development programs, which reinforce a North/ South consumption-based economy rather than empower the localized population.

The author proposes a new paradigm of employee development, localized engagement, and empowerment for resource-rich developing Asian countries, based on the utilization and upbraiding of their resources in-situ. Here scholars, policymakers, and investors will find that human resource development (HRD) can structure constructive change through criterion-based education and reap economic prosperity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349933150
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/02/2020
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. William Hickey is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and International Business and two-time former Fulbright professor for Human Resource Development and Energy. He has worked internationally researching and teaching HRD and IB in the areas of localization, talent development, local sourcing, benchmarking, and human resource audits/ evaluation for upstream energy projects.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Energy and HRD: Towards Effective Localization.- 2. Types of Energy and Usage.- 3. Energy as the ‘non-devaluing’ Currency: A Store of Wealth in Today’s World.- 4. The Climate Change Conundrum.- 5. Human Resource Development (HRD): The Means are There.- 6. Energy Ownership.- 7. Localization.- 8. China.- 9. Corruption and the Client Driven Energy Model.

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