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In building on Garavans (1991) seminal model of Strategic HRD to develop their own model and definition of SHRD McCracken and Wallace (2000) conclude with the proposition that the relationship between HRD and corporate strategy lies at the heart of

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Organisations have more often incorporated the concept of Human Resource Development (HRD) and SHRD (Strategic Human Resource Development) in their operations. SHRD incorporates the concept of HRD though its application in reality tends to be more complex than the theoretical aspects. The SHRD mainly encompasses the development of individual skills where learning and training becomes the heart of the operations of the organizations. Since the concept of HRD emanates from HRD, there are theories that attempt to explain HRD such as the economic theory, the system theory and the psychological theory. On the other hand, the Garavan (1991) model illustrates the concept of SHRD in a different way in comparison to that of the McCracken amp. Wallace (2000). McLean (2001) extrapolates that there are several drivers of SHRD such as the advancement and introduction of new technology and competitive forces among others. Garavan (1991) model focuses on the integration of the mission and goals of organisations. The integration of these factors is very vital for the organisations. The emergence of SHRD is perceived to be the central for the life of organisations and firms. The development through learning and training insinuate the possibility of technicians of an organization becoming the chief executive in the following year. According to Heraty amp. Morley (2000), practitioners encounter the challenge of harnessing the aspirations in a way that makes HRD not only proactive but also to be highly regarded partner of the business in an organization.The McCracken amp. Wallace (2000) model was redefined from the Garavan (1991) which was the earlier model that attempted to explain the concept of SHRD. The underlying differences between the above two models are quite distinct in their operations and practice. However, in reality, most