The Encyclopedia of Development Methods / Edition 3

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The core of this thoroughly revised book is a directory of more than 700 methods. Each entry typically comprises an explanation, a bibliography, and cross-references. Other features include a review of different approaches to classifying the methods, and two valuable appendices; the first is to help practitioners analyse their methods; the second providing details of relevant books, journals and other information sources.

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Editorial Reviews

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'An indispensable reference source for training and development, organisation development and HR departments and managers at all levels.' Training Journal, September 2001

'The Encyclopedia is a rich source of information and ideas for trainers and educators.' Training and Development, November Newsletter 2001 (Australia)

'...little is missed in this reference book, making it the book to keep on the bookshelf.' The Leadership and Organization Development Journal

' makes fascinating browsing as well as providing an opportunity to find out just what some of those buzz-words actually mean...the book offers an Aladdin's cave of useful reference invaluable reference work which is likely to earn a well-thumbed place on any trainer's shelves.' TrainingZONE

'Its treatment of the subject is masterly which makes it indispensable for management practitioners, trainers and libraries. It has been professionally produced. There is no doubt that the volume will deliver considerable value to the reader - be s/he a practitioner, manager, strategist, policy maker, student, or teacher.' Indian Journal of Industrial Relations.

Huczynski (organizational behavior, U. of Glasgow) updates and integrates his 1983 and 1987 to account for changes in organizations, management, education, and technology since then. He goal is to provide managers with a comprehensive source of references on management teaching, learning, and organizational change methods. The entries include references to published accounts of their use and to further reading. He begins by setting out classification frameworks for management development and organizational change methods. The reference is highly cross-referenced rather than indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566079207
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.77 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Index of methods; Defining the field; Management development method classification frameworks; Organizational change method classification frameworks; Directory of methods; Appendix - Resources for management development and organizational change.

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