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Peter Kuchinke

Biography

Professor Kuchinke's current research focuses on two areas: The education and training of educators working in human resource development settings in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations around the world as these professional lead learning initiatives to foster organizational and individual growth and development. Professor Kuchinke further explores the changing meaning of working as technological, economic, political, and social forces bring unprecedented rates of change to individuals, families, organizations, and countries. In both research areas, Professor Kuchinke is published widely and is a sought-after lecturer and presenter at national and international conferences and universities and organizations around the world.

Key Professional Appointments

  • Professor Emeritus, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Awards, Honors, Associations

2021 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Minnesota, College of Education, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2021

Research & Service

I teach in the areas of organization and leadership development. My current research interests include the role of work in overall life design, self-directed career behaviors, and cross-cultural differences in career preparation and development.

Publications

Kuchinke, K. P., & Ardichvili, A. (2021). Leadership education for undergraduate students: Strengthening career readiness at U.S. Universities. In Opening and Extending Vocational Education (pp. 211-234). Peter Lang Publishing.

Kuchinke, K. P. (2020). Will Better Theories Help Natasha? Two Recent HRDR Articles Address the State of Research in Our Field. Human Resource Development Review, 19(2), 117-121.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2018). Workforce Development in Germany: Systems, Structures, and Processes of the Dual System. In K. Dirani, F. M. Nafukho, & B. Irby (Eds.), Global Issues and Talent Development: Perspectives from Countries Around the World (pp. 25-39). Information Age Publishing Inc..

Peter Kuchinke, K., Ardichvili, A., Wocken, L., Seo, J., & Bovornusvakool, W. (Accepted/In press). Leadership development for undergraduate students at U.S. universities: The case for HRD research and practice. Human Resource Development Quarterly.  link >

Asrar-ul-Haq, M., Kuchinke, K. P., & Iqbal, A. (2017). The relationship between corporate social responsibility, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment: Case of Pakistani higher education. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142, 2352-2363.  link >

Huang, W. D., Jacobs, R. L., Kuchinke, K. P., Li, J., & Oh, E. G. (2017). Human Resource Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Performance Improvement, 56(6), 38-48.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2017). Developing Leadership Capacity in Indonesian Higher Education. In A. Ardichvili, & K. Dirani (Eds.), Leadership Development in Emerging Market Economies (pp. 113-130). (Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets). Palgrave Macmillan.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2017). The ethics of HRD practice. Human Resource Development International, 20(5), 361-370.  link >

Oh, S. Y., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2017). Exploring the role of organizational learning activities in the quality management context. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 38(3), 380-397.  link >

Asrar-ul-haq, M., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2016). Impact of leadership styles on employees’ attitude towards their leader and performance: Empirical evidence from Pakistani banks. Future Business Journal, 2(1), 54-64.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2016). Foreword. In C. Hughes, & M. W. Gosney (Eds.), Bridging the Scholar-Practitioner Gap in Human Resources Development IGI Global.

Kuchinke, K. P. (2016). International Migration and the Meanings of Work: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. In S. Shenoy-Packer, & E. Gabor (Eds.), Immigrant Workers and Meanings of Work: Communicating Life and Career Transitions Peter Lang Publishing.

Kuchinke, K. P. (2016). Spirituality as Foundation of Agency in Turbulent Economic Times. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016(152), 9-18.  link >

Lokkesmoe, K. J., Kuchinke, K. P., & Ardichvili, A. (2016). Developing cross-cultural awareness through foreign immersion programs: Implications of university study abroad research for global competency development. European Journal of Training and Development, 40(3), 155-170.  link >

Son, S., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2016). The moderating role of trust in formal mentoring relationships in Korea. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 54(1), 57-78.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2015). The Many Faces of HRD Academic Programs: Directions for Growth and Development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 17(2), 262-273.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2014). Perspectives on the Concept of Development for HRD. In Handbook of Human Resource Development (pp. 112-124). Wiley-Blackwell.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2014). Work and its personal, social, and cross-cultural meanings. In The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development (pp. 287-297). Taylor and Francis.

Hill, R. B., Kuchinke, K. P., & Zinser, R. (2013). Guest Editorial: (Re)Connecting Workforce Education and Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Review, 12(1), 3-10.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2013). HRD as design science. Human Resource Development International, 16(4), 369-373.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2013). Human Agency and HRD: Returning Meaning, Spirituality, and Purpose to HRD Theory and Practice. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 15(4), 370-381.  link >

Peter Kuchinke, K. (2013). Education for Work: A Review Essay of Historical, Cross-Cultural, and Disciplinary Perspectives on Vocational Education. Educational Theory, 63(2), 203-220.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2012). Human flourishing as a core value for HRD in the age of global mobility. In M. Lee (Ed.), Human Resource Development as We Know It: Speeches that Have Shaped the Field (pp. 292-305). Routledge.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2012). Invited reaction: Mentoring as an HRD approach: Effects on employee attitudes and contributions independent of core self-evaluation. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 23(2), 167-175.  link >

Dirani, K. M., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2011). Job satisfaction and organizational commitment: Validating the Arabic satisfaction and commitment questionnaire (ASCQ), testing the correlations, and investigating the effects of demographic variables in the lebanese banking sector. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(5), 1180-1202.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., Ardichvili, A., Borchert, M., Cornachione, E. B., Cseh, M., Kang, H. S., Oh, S., Polanski, A., Tynaliev, U., & Zav'jalova, E. (2011). Work meaning among mid-level professional employees: A study of the importance of work centrality and extrinsic and intrinsic work goals in eight countries. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 49(3), 264-284.  link >

Zavyalova, E., Akinshina, A., Ardichvili, A., Kuchinke, K. P., Cseh, M., Nemeskéri, Z., & Tynaliev, U. M. (2011). A comparative study of meaning of working and work values in developed and developing countries. International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 1(3), 207-227.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., Cornachione, E. B., Oh, S. Y., & Kang, H. S. (2010). All work and no play? The meaning of work and work stress of mid-level managers in the United States, Brazil, and Korea1. Human Resource Development International, 13(4), 393-408.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2010). Human development as a central goal for human resource development. Human Resource Development International, 13(5), 575-585.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., & Cornachione, E. B. (2010). The meaning of work and performance-focused work attitudes among midlevel managers in the United States and Brazil. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 23(3), 57-76.  link >

Ardichvili, A., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2009). International perspectives on the meanings of work and working: Current research and theory. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(2), 155-167.  link >

Han, H., Kuchinke, P. K., & Boulay, A. D. (2009). Postmodernism and HRD theory: Current status and prospects. Human Resource Development Review, 8(1), 54-67.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2009). Changing meanings of work in Germany, Korea, and the United States in historical perspectives. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(2), 168-188.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2009). Editorial. Human Resource Development International, 12(3), 241-242.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2009). Editorial. Human Resource Development International, 12(4), 351-352.  link >

Kuchinke, P. K., & Osman-Gani, A. M. (2009). HRD in Asia. Human Resource Development International, 12(1), 1-2.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2009). HRD in turbulent times. Human Resource Development International, 12(2), 115-116.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., Ardichvili, A., Borchert, M., & Rozanski, A. (2009). The meaning of working among professional employees in Germany, Poland and Russia. Journal of European Industrial Training, 33(2), 104-124.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2009). Transitioning the HRDI editorship: Endings and new beginnings…. Human Resource Development International, 12(5), 469-470.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2008). Editorial. Human Resource Development International, 11(1).  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2008). Editor's 2008 report. Human Resource Development International, 11(5), 445-446.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., Correthers, G., & Cecil, K. (2008). Managing performance in extension: Redesigning the performance evaluation system at Illinois. Journal of Extension, 46(4), [4FEA5].

Kuchinke, K. P. (2008). Taking shape and being stretched: Hrd professional communities, hrd theories and the law of requisite variety. Human Resource Development International, 11(4), 331-333.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., Kang, H., & Oh, S. (2008). The influence of work values on job and career satisfaction, and organizational commitment among Korean professional level employees. Asia Pacific Education Review, 9(4), 552-564.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2008). The scholarship of HRD practice. Human Resource Development International, 11(2), 109-111.  link >

Różański, A., Kuchinke, K. P., & Bojar, E. (Eds.) (2008). Rozwój zasobów ludzkich - Teoria i praktyka. Wydawnictwo Politechniki Lubelskiej.

Kuchinke, K. P. (2007). Birds of a feather? The critique of the North American Business School and its implications for educating HRD practitioners. Human Resource Development Review, 6(2), 111-126.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2007). Editorial. Human Resource Development International, 10(3), 241-242.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2007). HRDI at ten! Human Resource Development International, 10(1), 1-4.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2007). Kaleidoscopes and the multiplicity of perspectives in human resource development. Human Resource Development International, 10(2), 117-119.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2007). Response to May and Bowman: Human resource development - Multiparadigmatic, multidisciplinary, open-ended, and complex. Human Resource Development Review, 6(2), 136-141.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., Fu, J. J., & Oh, S. Y. (2006). Professional HRD education in China, Korea, and the US: Institutional and curricular characteristics of university‐based graduate degree programs. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, 3(2), 151-175.

Kuchinke, K. P., & Han, H. Y. (2005). Should caring be viewed as a competence? (Re-)opening the dialogue over the limitations of competency frameworks in HRD. Human Resource Development International, 8(3), 385-389.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2005). The self at work: Theories of persons, meaning of work and their implications for HRD. In C. Elliott, & S. Turnbull (Eds.), Critical Thinking in Human Resource Development (pp. 141-154). Routledge.  link >

Yoon, S., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2005). Systems theory and technology. Lenses to analyze an organization. Performance Improvement, 44(4), 15-20.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2004). Theorizing and practicing hrd: Extending the dialogue over the roles of scholarship and practice in the field. Human Resource Development International, 7(4), 535-539.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2003). Comparing national systems of human resource development: Role and function of post-baccalaureate HRD courses of study in the UK and US. Human Resource Development International, 6(3), 285-299.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2003). Contingent HRD: Toward a Theory of Variation and Differentiation in Formal Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Review, 2(3), 294-309.  link >

Short, D. C., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2003). Analysing quantitative research. In Understanding Human Resource Development: A Research-Based Approach (pp. 204-225). Taylor and Francis.  link >

Ardichvili, A., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2002). Leadership styles and cultural values among managers and subordinates: A comparative study of four countries of the former Soviet Union, Germany, and the US. Human Resource Development International, 5(1), 99-117.  link >

Ardichvili, A., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2002). The Concept of Culture in International and Comparative HRD Research: Methodological Problems and Possible Solutions. Human Resource Development Review, 1(2), 145-166.  link >

Benson, A. D., Johnson, S. D., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2002). The Use of Technology in the Digital Workplace: A Framework for Human Resource Development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 4(4), 392-404.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2002). Assessing Culture: Prospects and Limitations of Quantitative Cross-National Research. Counterpoints, 180, 103-119.

Kuchinke, K. P. (2002). Institutional and curricular characteristics of leading graduate HRD programs in the United States. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 13(2), 127-144.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2002). LAWRENCE KOHLBERG 1927–87. In L. Bresler, D. Cooper, & J. Palmer (Eds.), Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present Day (pp. 188-193). Routledge.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2002). Strengthening Ties Between Career-Technical Education and Human Resource Development. Journal of Vocational Education Research, 27(2).

Kuchinke, K. P., & Ardichvili, A. (2002). Work-related values of managers and subordinates in manufacturing companies in Germany, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, and the US. Journal of Transnational Management Development, 7(1), 3-25.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2001). Feedback seeking in university human resource development education in the US, UK, and Singapore. Human Resource Development International, 4(1), 107-126.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2001). HRD university education: An international research agenda. Human Resource Development International, 4(2), 253-261.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2001). Metaphors and Paradigms for HRD Research and Practice. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 3(3), 366-378.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P., Aragon, S. R., & Bartlett, K. (2001). Online instructional delivery. Lessons from the instructor's perspective. Performance Improvement, 40(1), 19-27.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2001). Why HRD is not an academic discipline. Human Resource Development International, 4(3), 291-294.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2000). Debates over the nature of HRD: An institutional theory perspective. Human Resource Development International, 3(3), 279-283.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2000). Information and Feedback Seeking in U.S. and British Human Resources Development and Training Settings. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 13(1), 46-59.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (2000). The role of feedback in management training settings. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 11(4), 381-401.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (1999). Adult development towards what end? A philosophical analysis of the concept as reflected in the research, theory, and practice of human resource development. Adult Education Quarterly, 49(4), 148-162.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (1999). Leadership and culture: Work-related values and leadership styles among one company's U.S. and German telecommunication employees. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 10(2), 135-154.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (1998). Moving beyond the dualism of performance versus learning: A response to Barrie and Pace. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 9(4), 377-384.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (1998). The influence of leadership styles on subordinates' attitudes towards their leaders and towards performance: A comparison of us and german manufacturing employees. Human Resource Development International, 1(3), 291-308.  link >

Kuchinke, K. P. (1997). Employee Expertises: The Status of the Theory and the Literature. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 10(4), 72-86.  link >

Brown, J. M., Kuchinke, K. P., & Pucel, D. J. (1996). Minnesota tech prep consortia evaluation system : 1994/95 cohort self-assessment summary report. Minnesota Research and Development Center, Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, University of Minnesota.

Kuchinke, K. P. (1995). Managing learning for performance. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 6(3), 307-316.  link >

Courses

Principles of HRE (EPOL 470) Study of the basic concepts and practices of education for and about work: its philosophical foundations and historical development, mission and goals, structure and function, curricular areas of emphasis, learner audiences served and settings in which programs are conducted, and issues and trends affecting program change.

Business Principles for HRD (EPOL 471) Study of essential business understandings, knowledge, and skills required for HRD professionals to interact effectively with others in the business community. Synchronous attendance required. Moodle LMS.

Organization Development (EPOL 570) Addresses the history, concepts, theories, and techniques of Organization Development as applied in Human Resource Education; emphasis on creating, managing, and sustaining system-wide change in public and private organizations; organized around diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation of individual, team, and organization-wide interventions. Synchronous attendance not required. Moodle LMS.

Organization Development (EPOL 570) Addresses the history, concepts, theories, and techniques of Organization Development as applied in Human Resource Education; emphasis on creating, managing, and sustaining system-wide change in public and private organizations; organized around diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation of individual, team, and organization-wide interventions.

International HRD (EPOL 577) Course is designed to provide insights into international HRD at macro and micro levels. Course will cover: cross-cultural issues in international HRD; design and delivery of international HRD programs; HRD practices and programs in different regions of the world; national HRD programs; expatriate training and training in multinational corporations.

Principles of HRE (HRD 400)

Business Principles for HRD (HRD 402)

Organization Development (HRD 530)

International HRD (HRD 536)