TRANSFORMING HUMAN RESOURCES THROUGH EDUCATION IN THE HINTERLANDS OF PAPUA: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY IN THE CONTEXT OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
This article explores strategic human resource development (HRD) strategies through education in remote areas of Papua. Focused on business, management perspectives, and anthropological dimensions, this research aims to understand how education can act as a catalyst in creating competitive and sustainable human resources in remote and culturally diverse environments. The study employs a qualitative approach with a case study method, delving into the Pegunungan Bintang Regency in Papua Province as the research location. Data are gathered through observation, in-depth interviews, and documentary studies involving educational practitioners, local communities, and business leaders. The research details how education not only enhances knowledge and skills but also shapes critical attitudes, behaviors, and values that support the development of strategic HR. In the business context, the article highlights the active role of companies and management in supporting educational initiatives in remote areas. Additionally, the anthropological dimension underscores the importance of understanding local cultures, social structures, and norms in designing sustainable education strategies. The research findings indicate that effective education can shape strategic HR through three main dimensions: knowledge and skills, attitudes and behaviors, and values. The practical and theoretical implications of these findings contribute to understanding HR development in remote areas, motivating businesses, governments, and educational institutions to actively engage in supporting sustainable education initiatives in Papua.
Human Resource Development; Education; Business; Management; Anthropology; Papua.