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Human Resource Development and the Internet of Things

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posted on 2019-08-19, 22:53 authored by Robert YawsonRobert Yawson, Daniel Woldeab, Emmanuel Osafo

The Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting national innovation ecosystems and the approach of organizations to innovation and how they create and capture value in everyday business activities. The Internet of Things (IoT), is disruptive, and it will change the manner in which human resources are developed and managed, calling for a new and adaptive human resource development approach. The Classical Internet communication form is human-human. The prospect of IoT is that every object will have a unique way of identification and can be addressed so that every object can be connected. The communication forms will expand from human-human to human-human, human-thing, and thing-thing. This will bring a new challenge to how Human Resource Development (HRD) is practiced. This paper provides an overview of the Internet of Things and conceptualizes the role of HRD in the age of the Internet of Things.


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  • United States

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Faculty 4-yr College

Lead author institution

Quinnipiac University

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  • No

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No Ethical Violation. The study did not require IRB approval


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