Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: Research and Practice [NOOK Book]

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In its description and analysis of the current context of research and practice of HRD in small organizations, this collection of essays provides a comprehensive and critical evaluation of current approaches. This evaluation leads to an exploration of a number and range of HRD methods as they are applied in the small organization context and provides a range of examples of research and practice which will inform and support the teaching of HRD.

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Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: Research and Practice

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Overview

In its description and analysis of the current context of research and practice of HRD in small organizations, this collection of essays provides a comprehensive and critical evaluation of current approaches. This evaluation leads to an exploration of a number and range of HRD methods as they are applied in the small organization context and provides a range of examples of research and practice which will inform and support the teaching of HRD.

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Jim Stewart is Professor of Human Resource Development at Nottingham Business School. An active researcher and writer for many years, Jim is the single or joint author of many articles and books in the HRD field, including three others in this series, and is UK Editor of Human Resource Development International. Graham Beaver is Professor at Nottingham Business School and is responsible for much of the academic research on business growth and strategic management, particularly as it affects small and emerging enterprises in the economy. He is a founding Editorial Board member of the journal, Small Business and Enterprise Development and the Editor of the international management journal, Strategic Change.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Researching and practising HRD in small organisations 1
Pt. I The context of HRD in small organisations 5
2 Why HRD in small organisations may have become a neglected field of study 8
3 Neither market failure nor customer ignorance: the organisational limitations of employee training and development 26
4 Now you see it now you don't: comparing traditional and discourse readings of HRD in small organisations 48
5 The big business of strategic human resource management in small business 74
Pt. II Approaches to HRD in small organisations 103
6 Employee-led development in SMEs: positioning practice 106
7 The practice of HRD in smaller firms 124
8 HRD and knowledge migration in SME-academic partnerships: the technology translator project 149
9 Knowledge migration in an academic-SME partnership: how useful is the Teaching Company Scheme as a vehicle for HRD in SMEs? 168
10 E-learning and small organisations 185
Pt. III Applying HRD methods in small organisations 215
11 The management development needs of owner-managers in manufacturing SMEs: mapping the skills and techniques 218
12 The value of HRD in small owner-managed organisations: the role of external coaching 244
13 Mentoring for export success 265
14 Management development in micro and small firms in Ireland: linking management development practices to firm size, strategic type, HRM orientation and owner-manager espoused values 285
Index 312
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