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From the Board

By Ross E. Azevedo

Wrestling with the Awards for 2015-2016

As many of you are no doubt aware, this has been a year of substantial change in several aspects of the awards the Academy presents at the Annual International Research Conference in the Americas. Most of this work was done as the result of a committee headed by Professor Ellen Scully-Russ of George Washington University. The committee was challenged to improve the Academy Awards processes and outcomes. We wish to highlight these actions in order to recognize the efforts of the committee.

First, the Board moved to recognize the contributions of those who promote the creation of young HRD scholars via the dissertation advising process. In the future, the advisors of the winners of the Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award will be honored with recognition for their roles and awarded a certificate for their contribution to promoting the field.

Second, one of the most difficult challenges the committee faced was centered on the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award. As technology has advanced and electronic books have become increasingly common, the Academy faced two problems. One was whether to recognize and honor electronic books, while the second was how to deal with more than 20 platforms and some 200 sub-platforms on which an e-book could be published. The difficulty the Academy faced was simple: How could we manage the collection, distribution, and review of potential electronic book nominations, given the array of electronic platforms? Moreover, the committee was concerned with the potential costs of obtaining e-versions for review, and thus placed that burden on the publishers in order to include e-books in the pool of annual candidates.

Thanks to the work of Professor Brad Shuck and colleagues, a suitable compromise was achieved and is explained in the call for the R. Wayne Pace Award:

“Due to the number and variety of e-book formats available, the seven electronic submissions must be provided by the publisher in a format which imposes no costs or other burdens upon the set of reviewers who will be considering them for the award or upon the Academy of Human Resource Development.”

Now the Academy has the potential to give the award to a book regardless of format. Additionally, the committee reinforced a longstanding but little recognized part of the policy for the award; there is the option of not presenting the R. Wayne Pace Award in a given year if the committee finds no deserving submissions.

This provides entrée to discussion of an issue which has been raised in small circles of Academy members and Board members: Do we have to award the “X” award in every year? Indeed, I was a participant in such a discussion while serving on a review committee where we felt that, while the manuscripts submitted certainly met the standards of the journal involved, all fell short of the requirements the award imposed — that they be of the “outstanding” quality inherent in such an honor. In the end, we did award the recognition despite misgivings on the part of most, if not all, of the review committee members. The decision raised questions by many as to why “that paper” was recognized.
This instance highlights the need to remind and reinforce to award committees the guideline that any award may not be given in a particular year. While this guide may seem limiting to some, it is meant to maintain consistency with the Academy’s highest standards of performance as exhibited by those winners of greatest merit in past years. This will ensure the Academy will protect intellectual standards and practices now and into the future.

Another major revision in the awards process by the Board involved the Cutting Edge Awards, which recognize the most innovative papers presented at last year’s conference.  Previously, the criteria for the award led to difficulties as some awarded papers, with truly new and forward-looking ideas, were rejected by journals because, despite the recognition, they were not fully formed or had other limitations that caused them not to be accepted for publication. The Board revised the entire award process so that reviews for Cutting Edge would be done by the Track Chairs and Annual Conference Proceedings Committee, hopefully moving innovation and actuality closer together. 

The astute reader will realize that the Academy Awards constitute one of the most dynamic aspects of the Academy of Human Resource Development’s litany of functions. Each year brings differing challenges as new topics, approaches to problems, controversies, and statistical techniques challenge each of us to maintain and improve our skills to remain relevant. The one hour meeting at the Annual Conference when the Awards are given is at the end of a “supply chain” requiring hundreds of thousands of hours contributed by academics, scholar-practitioners, students, and others active in the field of HRD. To each and every one of them, we owe an immeasurable debt.

In closing, to all of those who have participated at any phase of the review processes for the AHRD journals and conferences, the Academy, the Board, and I express our deepest gratitude. Without your kind participation and assistance, all of this would not be the success it is. Keep it up!


News about the 2016 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

2016 Tracks Grow — Leads Conference Committee to Make Appeal for Reviewers

Colleagues, the Conference Committee is making a new appeal for reviewers for several tracks of the 2016 International Research Conference. We have experienced an increase in submissions of over 20% and several papers still must be assigned to reviewers. If you are able, please send your contact information to Robert Yawson, Associate Proceedings Editor, by September 21, 2015.

Submissions Are in; Next Steps for Submissions

We are excited to report to AHRD members that submissions for the 2016 Conference in the Americas are in, and the number of submissions has increased by more than 15% compared to last year! A huge thanks to everyone for the effort towards the 2016 conference. Thanks to you, we have nearly 200 reviewers to review nearly 300 submissions. Of these submissions, we have 226 refereed submissions and 61 non-refereed submissions. This includes our 30 early bird submissions!

We are in the process of assigning reviewers to the submissions. This should be completed within the next 5 days or so. We will send an automated e-mail to all assigned reviewers once every submission has been assigned.

Please note that we have changed part of the procedure should your submission be accepted for the conference. You are now required to submit the Author Attestation form with your final (camera-ready) submission. No submission will be accepted without this form. We will outline the exact procedure in the decision/feedback communication you will receive once submissions have been reviewed and decisions are made.

Some important deadlines to keep in mind are:

  • All assigned reviewers are notified: September 16
  • Reviews are sent to early bird submitters: By September 28
  • All reviews are sent to submitters: By October 19
  • Final (camera-ready) submissions and Attestation Forms due: December 4

Graduate Student Colloquium at AHRD 2016

Attention Graduate Students…did you know that AHRD offers a Graduate Student Colloquium as a pre-conference experience? This is a tremendous opportunity for professional development related to research in HRD and to meet graduate students from all corners of the world! Most universities allow their doctoral and advanced Master's students interested in more intensive research-related capacity building to take directed/independent study credit to support participation in this experience and complete assignments related to the colloquium and/or to support your research/publishing goals. Talk to your advisor and/or faculty at your home institution to learn more and/or watch for more information coming soon to Conference Central.

Conference & Travel Planning

Now that you have (hopefully) submitted something for the upcoming conference, it is a great time to start planning your trip for the conference. The 2016 conference will be in beautiful Jacksonville, FL. Visit Jacksonville & Hotel Information to learn more about this vibrant city and for a direct link to make your hotel reservation. Reminder, too, that there will be a few optional pre-conference activities (like the Doctoral Student Colloquium mentioned above, pre-conference workshops, etc.), so plan to come early and not leave until Sunday, February 20 so you won’t miss the closing festivities on Saturday evening.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Does your organization or one you know of want to reach leading national and international scholars and practitioners in HRD? If so, check out the opportunities AHRD provides for exhibitors and sponsorship at Conference Central and/or contact Carissa Wolf ( directly.

Call for AHRD Board Nominations — Due October 26, 2015

The AHRD Board of Directors, guided by the leadership of the President and the Executive Committee (including the President, President-Elect, and Past President), enacts the vision and directs the activities of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). This year, AHRD members will nominate and elect three Board members. We need your help to find the best candidates for these important positions — people who will lead our ever-growing and ever-changing Academy with vitality and vision.

President-Elect Nominations

Any current or former Board member is eligible to be nominated to serve as President-Elect, with the assumption that this person will later serve as President and Past President. Self-nominations are accepted. AHRD has a strong commitment to diversity in its general membership and to the diversity of the membership of those serving in leadership roles. Those considering having their names placed in nomination should recognize their time commitment for the leadership positions. The President-Elect oversees the annual conference. The President runs the Board meetings and ensures that the Board and office work are accomplished. The Past President typically undertakes international initiatives and works with the international conferences. The President-Elect serves for two years (2016-2017); the President serves for two years (2017-2018), and the Past President serves for two years (2018-2019). The person is expected to participate in all leadership conference calls, attend all Board meetings during the annual conferences in 2016, 2017 2018, and 2019 and one additional Board meeting during each year of the term of office — typically held in the Fall. All presidential officers are expected to cover their own expenses for attendance at scheduled Board meetings.

Board Member Nominations:

Any member of the AHRD, including former Board members, is eligible to be nominated to serve on the Board. Self-nominations are accepted. AHRD has a strong commitment to diversity in its general membership and to the diversity of the membership of its Board. Those considering having their names placed in nomination should recognize their time commitment for Board assignments. Each member of the Board is given at least two assignments, which include serving on a Board committee and as Board liaison to an Academy committee. Board members are elected for a three-year term and are expected to attend the Board meetings during the annual conferences in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and one additional Board meeting each year of the three-year term, which are scheduled in the fall and at various locations. Board members are expected to cover their own expenses for attendance at scheduled Board meetings.

Nominations Procedure:

All nominees must adhere to following election guidelines:
Nominations for Board members should be sent to Darlene Russ-Eft by October 26, 2015. Nominations will close on October 26, 2015. Whether you nominate yourself or someone else, all nominees must provide a written statement that includes both the candidate's biographical information and vision for the Academy, including how they would like to contribute in their role as President-Elect and President or as a Board member. You are restricted to a total of 250 words for your statement, which includes both your biographical information and vision. If the statement exceeds this word restriction, sentences will simply be dropped from the end of the statement to fit the space limitation.

Please note that the use of flyers or the AHRD listserv for the promotion of candidates is prohibited.

Please send nominations and nominee statements to Darlene Russ-Eft, Chair, AHRD Nominating Committee, via email A reply email confirmation will be sent to you indicating that your nomination has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation within 48 hours, please re-send and/or contact

All AHRD members will receive instruction for completing their ballot, which will be found at the AHRD website in November. The AHRD election process will be completed by December 16, 2015, and new Board members will be introduced to the Academy at the AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, February 18-20, 2016.

August Blog Post Explores Informal Learning in Virtual Talent Development

We have just released the August blog post as part of our new collaboration with ATD. This series focuses on communicating journal articles to practitioners. The August post, from Liz Bennett, explores incorporating informal learning in virtual talent development. As with previous blog posts, the journal editors (in this case Sage) have kindly provided free access to two journal articles for a few months after the blog post went live. Check out the post.

Call for Considerations for the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award

The R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award is presented to the author(s) of a Human Resource Development book which is identified as outstanding in advancing the theory and/or practice of the profession.

Submission deadline is November 2, 2015.

Chair, Brad Shuck

The Academy of Human Development may award the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award to that book which is found to make a most significant contribution to the field of HRD in a given year. Books submitted for consideration must focus on human resource development, organization development, personnel training and/or development, or more specific areas of HRD. The Award is inclusive of both print and electronic books (eBooks).
Books should be grounded in a sound foundation of theory and/or research, address a topic of timely importance, suggest new thinking about a topic, and/or challenge current values, beliefs, and assumptions. Past award winners include books that have been:

  • Scholarly, rather than a "how-to” book of checklists;
  • Well written, including editorial excellence, innovation and quality of design relative to the field, and quality of production;
  • Appropriate for the chosen publishing method (i.e., eBooks embrace technology and reader interactivity while print copies embrace advancements in printing technologies and visualization); and
  • Appropriate for the target audience (as defined by the author(s)) in connecting research, theory, and practice and filling a need or a gap in the field, contributing significantly to HRD.

Nominated books for 2015 must be published between November 1, 2014 and November 1, 2015. Books may be nominated by the author(s), academy members, publishing house, colleague(s), or a third-party.

Nomination Process

Authors, academy members, publishers, or a third party may nominate books by providing the following in the nomination:

  • The book’s full title, year of publication, publisher, telephone, email, and fax numbers for both the author(s) and publisher
  • One or two sentences describing why you are nominating this book
  • The name, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address of the person(s) submitting the nomination

The publisher or author must mail seven (7) non-returnable copies of a printed nominated book to the AHRD office at 1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114 by the deadline.

Due to the number and variety of e-Book formats available, the seven electronic submissions must be provided by the publisher in a format which imposes no costs or other burdens upon the set of reviewers who will be considering them for the award or upon the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Dependent on the nominations for any given year, the Committee may choose to award more than one Book of the Year per cycle. Given the high criterion-based standards implicit in this award, however, there is no guarantee that this award will be given each year.

Nominations should be sent to the AHRD Board office by November 2, 2015. Deadline to report the award winner (if identified) is to the Office by January 7, 2016.

AHRD Awards Nominations Now Open

award winners

The "Academy Awards” is the distinguished awards program in the Human Resource Development profession that is sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). These awards are for those who have made significant contributions to the vision of leading the profession through research.

The Board presents all the Awards at the annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas.

  • Awards nominations will close at 5:00 pm (Eastern), Monday, November 2, 2015.
  • All nominations are to be submitted through the website for the award and not via email to the office. To learn more about the awards and how to submit your nomination, visit the Awards Page.
  • Given the high standards implicit in these awards, there is no guarantee that these awards will be given each year.

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Early Career Scholar
  • ADHR Outstanding Issue Award
  • ADHR Best Reviewer of the Year
  • Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award
  • Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award
  • HRDR 2014 Best Reviewer of the Year
  • Laura Bierema Excellence in Critical HRD Award
  • R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year Award
  • Outstanding HRD Scholar Award
  • Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award
  • AHRD Service Award
  • AHRD Excellence in Scholarly Practice Award
  • Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year
  • Cutting Edge Awards

New Early Bird Registration Deadline, September 25!

14th International Conference of the Asia Chapter of Academy of Human Resource Development

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The University of Saint Joseph (Macao), the Universidade Lusíada (Portugal) and the Macao International Institute are proud to welcome you to the 14th International Conference of the Asia Chapter of Academy of Human Resource Development, to be held in Macao, from November 05 to November 07, 2015.

The main theme of the conference is Organizational Metaphors in HRD: “Through the Looking Glass” and, inspired by Macao history, we expect to bridge tradition and modernity, past and future, in to this year’s Conference. We invite scholars and practitioners from all over the world to share their knwledge on the latest developments of HRD.


Meaning Making through Metaphors: The Path towards Global Citizenship
— Dr. Maria Cseh

Dr. Maria Cseh is an Associate Professor in Human and Organizational Learning and Coordinator of the Human and Organizational Learning Doctoral Program at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, and Honorary Professor at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Her current research is focused on global mindset, cultural competence and intelligence and their leaning and development that will help leaders and change agents address the increasingly complex issues facing our world.

The Dark Side of the Moon: Exploring the Anatomy of Pseudo-Transformational Leadership
— Dr. David McGuire

David McGuire is reader in human resource development (HRD) at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious research awards including Scottish Crucible award, Fulbright Scholar award, Government of Ireland scholarship and a number of Emerald Literati awards. He has significant experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of HRD, managing diversity and leadership and is deputy programme director of MBA programmes.


HRDQ: Important Updates from Your Current and Incoming HRDQ Editorial Teams

By Mary Lynn Lunn, Managing Editor, HRDQ

The Human Resource Development Quarterly incoming and outgoing editorial teams are pleased to present a preview of the content of 26(3) [Now Available on Early View] 26(4), along with content scheduled for Volume 27. Issues 26(4) and content for Volume 27 should soon be available on Early View. You should receive your print copies for 26(3) and 26(4) on or about September 16, 2015 and December 16, 2015 respectively.

You can access Early View by going to the main journal webpage and on the left tab, Journal Menu, you will find Early View. We hope that you will look forward to receiving your electronic or print copies of these issues.

Forthcoming Content in 26(3), 26(4), and Volume 27

Volume 26 Issue 3:

Improving the Rigor of Quantitative HRD Research: Four Recommendations in Support of the General Hierarchy of Evidence [Editorial]
Kim F. Nimon, The University of Texas at Tyler
Marina Astakhova, The University of Texas at Tyler

Learning Transfer in Practice: A Qualitative Study of Medical Professionals’ Perspectives
Myungweon Choi, Ajou University
Kathryn Roulston, University of Georgia

Measuring the Business Impact of Employee Learning: A View from the Professional Sector
Shahron Williams van Rooij, George Mason University
Jerusalem Merkebu, George Mason University

The Invisible Learning Ceiling: Informal Learning among Pre-School Teachers and Assistants in a Norwegian Kindergarten
Vidar Schei, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Ida Nerbo, NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Psychological Capital Intervention (PCI): A Replication and Extension
Silvia Dello Russo, ISCTE-IULl
Petya Stoykova, ISCTE-IUL

Volume 26 Issue 4:

Talent Management and Organizational Diversity: A Call for Research [Editorial]
Maura Sheehan, Napier Edinburgh University
Valerie Anderson, University of Portsmouth

Employees’ Perceived Use of Leader Power and Implications for Affect and Work Intentions
Drea Zigarmi, Ken Blanchard Companies and San Diego State University
Taylor Peyton Roberts, Ken Blanchard Companies and San Diego State University
W. Alan Randolph, Robert G. Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore

The Impact of Ethical Leadership on Employees’ In-Role Performance: The Mediating Effect of Employees’ Psychological Ownership
Cho Hyun Park, Samsung SDS
Woocheol Kim, Korea University of Technology and Education
Ji Hoon Song, Han-Yang University

Organizational Attitudes as Precursors to Training Performance
Sungjun Kim, Korean University Business School
Huh-Jung Hahn, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota
Jinkyu Lee, Korea University Business School

Developing and Applying a New Instrument for Microanalysis of the Coaching Process:  The Coaching Process Q-Set
Tatiana Bachkirova, Oxford Brookes University
Jonathan Sibley, JS Coaching & Psychotherapy
Adrian Christopher Myers, Oxford Brookes University

Forthcoming Articles for Volume 27 Issue 1

Personality Traits and Career Satisfaction in Training and Development Occupations: Toward a Distinctive T & D Personality Profile
Eric D. Sundstrom, University of Tennessee
John W. Lounsbury, University of Tennessee
Jason L. Huang, Michigan State University

To Reveal or Conceal? Managers’ Disclosures of Private Information during Emotional Intelligence Training
Kathryn Thory, Strathclyde University

Education as a Response to NHRD Gaps in Developing Economies: A Case Study of l’Ecole de Choix / The School of Choice (Haiti), as Critical National Human Resource Development
Julie Gedro, SUNY Empire State College
Laura P. Hartman, Boston University

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Hussain Alhejji, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Thomas Garavan, Edinburgh Napier Business School
Ronan Carbery, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Fergal O’Brien, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
David McGuire, Edinburgh Napier Business School

Media Review of A Comprehensive Guide to the Field of Human Resource Development
Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State University

Media Review of The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development
John Dewar Wilson, Director, Developing Performance Potential

Forthcoming Content for Volume 27 Issue 2

Media Review of Organizational Climate and Culture: An Introduction to Theory, Research, and Practice
Doug Hummer, North Carolina State University

HRDQ Article Appearing in the ATD Science-of-Learning Blog

Please check it out here. Free access to the original HRDQ abstract and article are available as PDF and enhanced HTML versions.

Free Access to Two HRDQ Electronic Issues

We are delighted to announce two “Electronic Issues” have been developed and are now freely available on the Wiley Online website

The first “E-Issue” is our Silver Anniversary Edition – Celebrating 25 Years of HRD Scholarship. This issue contains all of the invited editorials and featured articles commemorating our anniversary. Clicking on the link above will give you direct access, or you can visit the main site above and go to the left tab, Journal Menu, and select from the listing of options in the Special Features tab.

The second “E-Issue” is our Award Winning and Highly Commended HRDQ Articles in 2013-2014. This issue contains the award winning and highly commended articles in HRDQ during 2013-2014. 

The content of these “E-Issues” will be available for free for a period of time. We hope that these “E-Issues” will be useful resources to you. Please forward these links to your students and colleagues.

How to Register to Receive TOC HRDQ Content Alerts

Would you like to receive automatic alerts when new Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ) articles are available online? This instruction guide provides the steps for quickly registering for email alerts from Wiley Online Library (WOL). HRDQ readers, authors, and reviewers, who are WOL registered users, can register to receive alerts about new HRDQ articles available online in Early View (EV) and to receive the detailed table of contents each time a new issue of HRDQ is published online. 

Following are the four easy steps for registering for Content Alerts:

  1. Go to the HRDQ homepage on WOL.

On the HRDQ homepage, click on “How to Register for New Content Alerts” under the Special Features menu on the bottom left-hand side of the webpage. (A screen shot of the Special Features menu is shown below in Figure 1.)  The steps (the same as steps 2-4 below) for registering for new content alerts will be displayed.

  1. Log into Wiley Online Library (at the upper right-hand corner of the screen). If you are not a WOL registered user, you can create your profile at Registration is free.
  2. Select “Get New Content Alerts” from Journal Tools on the top of the left-hand side menu. 
  3. Submit your preferences and you are done. With this simple registration process, you will now receive an email alert each time a new Early View article(s) or new issue of the journal is posted online. 

There is a second option for setting up and revising Content Alerts. After creating a WOL profile, users can also choose “Alert Manager” from the “My Profile” menu (see highlighted in screen shot below in Figure 2). To register for new content alerts or revise existing journal content alerts, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the HRDQ homepage on WOL.
  2. Log into your WOL user account at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select “My Profile” at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Alert Manager” at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

On this screen, you can then select additional journals under “Publications” and “Browse by Subject” from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen, or you can remove content alerts under the “Content Alerts” section of the screen.

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We thank you for your continued support of HRDQ as submitting authors and reviewers, and those of you who serve on our Editorial Board. 

Please do continue to submit your high quality research to the journal, consider performing high quality reviews, and ensure that articles published in HRDQ get disseminated to colleagues so that we can continue to generate impact for the HRD field.

Kind regards,
Andrea D. Ellinger, Editor, Mary Lynn Lunn, Managing Editor, and Associate Editors Valerie Anderson, Claire Gubbins, Kim Nimon, Maura Sheehan, and Jon Werner

HRDR Author Podcasts

With the release of our September 2015 issue of Human Resource Development Review (HRDR), we will be featuring podcasts with various authors sharing further insight into their research. Podcasts are recorded in collaboration with Sage Publications and can be accessed beginning mid-September on the HRDR website at Author Podcasts (

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With submissions in for the 2016 AHRD Conference, many of us can now turn our sights on planning our trip to Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Florida is in the northeast part of the Sunshine State. It is known for its beaches, history, and golf, and you can expect average February daily highs ranging from 66°F (18.8°C) to 71°F (21.6°C).

Jacksonville is close to many great attractions including the nearby town of St. Augustine, Florida. About 40 miles from downtown Jacksonville, St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest city, and this year it is celebrating its 450th birthday. St. Augustine is home to a 17th century Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the fort offers a cannon demonstration that really gives you “bang” for your buck! Or if that’s not your thing, you can visit the Colonial Quarter, see exhibits at the Lightner Museum, or hirer a charter and go fishing. Foodies can enjoy tasting tours or a meal at the historic Columbia Restaurant. The state’s oldest restaurant is a must for sampling the famous mojitos, 1905 salad, black bean soup, and original Cuban sandwich. St. Augustine is certainly worth a visit when you attend the 2016 Conference in Jacksonville. We hope to see you there!


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