Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: Research and Practice / Edition 1

Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: Research and Practice / Edition 1

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Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: Research and Practice / Edition 1

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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ISBN-13: 9780415299602
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/19/2004
Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

1. Researching and Practicing HRD in Small Organizations Introduction to Part 1 2. Why HRD in Small Organizations May Have Become a Neglected Field of Study 3. Neither Market Failure Nor Customer Ignorance 4. Now You See It Now You Don't: Comparing Traditional and Discourse Readings of HRD in Small Organizations 5. The Big Business of HRM in Small Businesses Introduction to Part 2 6. Employee-Led Development in SMEs 7. The Practice of HRD in Small Firms 8. HRD and Knowledge Migration in SMEs 9. Knowledge Migration in Academic/SME Partnerships 10. E-Learning and Small Organizations Introduction to Part 3 11. The Management Development Needs of Owner-Managers in Manufacturing SMEs 12. The Value of HRD in Small Owner-Managed SMEs 13. Mentoring for Export Success 14. Management Development in Micro and Small Firms in Ireland

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