Richard Torraco, PhD

Associate Professor

  • 1013 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
19922016
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Research Output 1992 2016

  • 1013 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 9 Editorial
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
2016
8 Citations (Scopus)
Training and development
Organization development
Human resource development
Stakeholders
Education

Family Incomes Fall While Admission Requirements Rise: Implications for Community Colleges

Torraco, R. & Hamilton, D., Sep 1 2016, In : Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 40, 9, p. 797-801 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

family income
community
poverty
low income
student
5 Citations (Scopus)
Working poor
Persistence
Job market
Poverty
Human resource development
76 Citations (Scopus)

Writing Integrative Literature Reviews: Using the Past and Present to Explore the Future

Torraco, R. J., Dec 1 2016, In : Human Resource Development Review. 15, 4, p. 404-428 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Literature review
Future directions
2014
1 Citation (Scopus)

Remedial education: An area in need of scholar-practitioner collaboration

Torraco, R. J., May 19 2014, In : Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 38, 12, p. 1198-1202 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

remedial education
research process
student
instruction
reform

Systems theory: Relevance to HRD theory, research and practice

Torraco, R. J., Jan 1 2014, The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development. Taylor and Francis, p. 147-157 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Systems theory
2013
11 Citations (Scopus)

Integrative Review of the Literature on Adults With Limited Education and Skills and the Implications for Human Resource Development

Hamilton, D. W. & Torraco, R. J., Sep 1 2013, In : Human Resource Development Review. 12, 3, p. 308-328 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Education
Human resource development
Integrated
Reviewing
Knowledge base
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Leaking U.S. Educational Pipeline and Its Implications for the Future

Torraco, R. J. & Hamilton, D. W., Mar 1 2013, In : Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 37, 3, p. 237-241 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educational policy
worker
educational practice
mismatch
level of education
2008
3 Citations (Scopus)

Preparation for midskilled work and continuous learning in nine community college occupational program

Torraco, R. J., Jan 1 2008, In : Community College Review. 35, 3, p. 208-236 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning
community
occupational education
student
graduate
5 Citations (Scopus)

The future of human resource development

Torraco, R. J., Dec 2 2008, In : Human Resource Development Review. 7, 4, p. 371-373 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Human resource development
2007
5 Citations (Scopus)
Compromise
6 Citations (Scopus)

Low-skilled adults in the United States: A case of human resource underdevelopment

Torraco, R. J., Dec 1 2007, In : Human Resource Development Review. 6, 4, p. 343-352 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Human resources
Underdevelopment
2006
2 Citations (Scopus)

Help Wanted

Torraco, R. J. & Yorks, L., Sep 2006, In : Human Resource Development Review. 5, 3, p. 283-284 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2005

Editorial Note

Torraco, R. J. & Yorks, L., Dec 2005, In : Human Resource Development Review. 4, 4, p. 371-372 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Human Resource Development Transcends Disciplinary Boundaries

Torraco, R. J., Sep 2005, In : Human Resource Development Review. 4, 3, p. 251-253 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Human resource development
4 Citations (Scopus)

Organization Development: A Question of Fit for Universities

Torraco, R. J., Aug 2005, In : Advances in Developing Human Resources. 7, 3, p. 303-310 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organization development
Top management
Theoretical framework
10 Citations (Scopus)

Organization Development and Change in Universities: Implications for Research and Practice

Torraco, R. J. & Hoover, R. E., Aug 2005, In : Advances in Developing Human Resources. 7, 3, p. 422-437 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organization change
Organization development
Consultants
Personnel
Organizational capabilities
8 Citations (Scopus)

Ratings, Rankings, Results, and What Really Matters

Torraco, R. J., Mar 2005, In : Human Resource Development Review. 4, 1, p. 3-7 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Rating
Ranking
52 Citations (Scopus)

Work design theory: A review and critique with implications for human resource development

Torraco, R. J., Mar 1 2005, In : Human Resource Development Quarterly. 16, 1, p. 85-109 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Design theory
Work design
Human resource development
Design Theory
Human Resource Development
634 Citations (Scopus)

Writing Integrative Literature Reviews: Guidelines and Examples

Torraco, R. J., Sep 2005, In : Human Resource Development Review. 4, 3, p. 356-367 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Literature review
Guidance
Knowledge base
Human resource development
2004
50 Citations (Scopus)

Challenges and choices for theoretical research in human resource development

Torraco, R. J., Jun 2004, In : Human Resource Development Quarterly. 15, 2, p. 171-188 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human Resource Development
Human resource development
Theory Building
Theory building
Research Practice
3 Citations (Scopus)

Welcoming Meta-Analysis and Emerging Ideas to HRDR

Holton, E. F. & Torraco, R. J., Jun 2004, In : Human Resource Development Review. 3, 2, p. 99-101 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Meta-analysis
2002
5 Citations (Scopus)

A Theorist’s Toolbox

Torraco, R. J. & Holton, E. F., Mar 2002, In : Human Resource Development Review. 1, 1, p. 129-140 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive Demands of New Technologies and the Implications for Learning Theory

Torraco, R. J., Dec 2002, In : Human Resource Development Review. 1, 4, p. 439-467 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning theory
Workplace learning
27 Citations (Scopus)

Research Methods for Theory Building in Applied Disciplines: A Comparative Analysis

Torraco, R. J., Aug 2002, In : Advances in Developing Human Resources. 4, 3, p. 355-376 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Theory building
Comparative analysis
Research methods
Theorizing
Menu
2000
20 Citations (Scopus)

A Theory of Knowledge Management

Torraco, R. J., Feb 2000, In : Advances in Developing Human Resources. 2, 1, p. 38-62 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Knowledge management
Intangible assets
Leverage
Assets
Resources
1999
4 Citations (Scopus)

Advancing our understanding of performance improvement

Torraco, R. J., Dec 1 1999, In : Advances in Developing Human Resources. 1, 4, p. 95-111 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Performance improvement
Personnel
Strategic planning
Research performance
Health
42 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating learning with working: A reconception of the role of workplace learning

Torraco, R. J., Sep 1999, In : Human Resource Development Quarterly. 10, 3, p. 249-270 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Workplace Learning
Workplace learning
Expertise
Innovation
Educators

Preface

Torraco, R. J., Dec 1 1999, In : Advances in Developing Human Resources. 1, 4, p. V-VII

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1993

Invited reaction: Scanning for performance value

Torraco, R. J., Jan 1 1993, In : Human Resource Development Quarterly. 4, 4, p. 353-360 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizational performance
Business performance
Inclusion
Sources of information
Organizational context
1992
2 Citations (Scopus)

Accelerated training 1992: Buyer beware

Torraco, R. J., Jan 1 1992, In : Human Resource Development Quarterly. 3, 2, p. 183-186 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Buyers