Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice

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This book aims to encourage students and academics out of their comfort zones by offering the first comprehensive overview that encompasses all the constituent components of HRD, allowing the reader to clearly separate concepts within the field and provide a meaningful basis for detailed discussion and debate. This book serves as a comprehensive introductory text to the field of HRD, as well as an ideal platform for a more in-depth advanced study of the field. It is an invaluable resource for students of HRD, or any reader interested in how HRD can play a major role in oiling the gears of innovation within an organization.

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the book successfully delivers on its overarching intention, to provide a ‘snapshot of the field, opening up to ... the reader, opportunities and possibilities for further investigation and research’...the diversity of thought, level of abstraction and sophistication in the arguments presented help to keep the book interesting and can only enrich and encourage further dialogue...the variety of topics dealt with, the different styles and orientations of the authors and its general readability make it highly accessible...The main audiences for this book, in my view, are researchers, postgraduate university students, and lecturers...For researchers and HRD educators already familiar with many aspects of HRD, this book will offer a useful resource that one can come back to and will also surface some interesting ideas to hopefully precipitate an urge to explore further and develop the empirical and theoretical base in the field
Management Learning
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412922982
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Mc Guire is senior lecturer in human resource development at Edinburgh Napier University.

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Table of Contents

Foundations of Human Resource Development - David Mc Guire
Assessing the Effectiveness of Training Solutions - David Mc Guire
Evaluating Training Outcomes - David Mc Guire
Performance Management and HRD - David Mc Guire
Human Resource Accounting - Peter Cleary
Creativity and HRD - Robin S Grenier and David Mc Guire
Adult Learning Theories - David Mc Guire
Workplace Learning and HRD - Ulla Thøgersen and Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen
Organizational Learning and HRD - Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen
Organizational Development and HRD - Lars Bo Henriksen et al
Identity and HRD - Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen and Lars Bo Henriksen
Futures and Strategic Learning - Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen
Strategy Narrative and Storytelling
Leadership Development - David Mc Guire
Diversity and HRD - David Mc Guire
International HRD - David Mc Guire
Reflections on HRD - David Mc Guire

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