Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice (2nd ed. 2013)

Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice (2nd ed. 2013)

By: Rick Holden (author), Jeff Gold (author), Paul Iles (author), Jim Stewart (editor), Julie Beardwell (editor)Paperback

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This core textbook, edited by five leading scholars of the subject, provides a comprehensive overview of the key topics, debates and themes in this increasingly important field. Balancing research-led theory with industry best-practice to provide students with a definitive overview of HRD, the book draws on the international experience of its authors to tackle topics as diverse as leadership and managing development, change and diversity, workplace learning, and graduate employability. The book's approachable yet thorough writing style and lively presentation helps students to understand the topic from a critical perspective while also demonstrating how HRD plays out in reality. This is an essential textbook for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students of Human Resource Development on HRD or Business and Management degree programmes.

About Author

Jeff Gold is Professor of Organisation Learning at Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Rick Holden is Visiting Research Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Paul Iles is Professor of HRD at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Jim Stewart is Professor of HRD at Coventry Business School, University of Coventry, UK. Julie Beardwell is Head of Department, Corporate Development at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK.


1. The Nature and Scope of Human Resource Development.- 2. Strategic HRD and the Learning and Development Function.- 3. National HRD Policies and Practices.- 4. Learning Theories and Principles.- 5. The Practice of Training: the Identification of Training Needs.- 6. The Practice of Training: the Design and Delivery of Training.- 7. Evaluation of Human Resource Development.- 8. E-Learning.- 9. Workplace Learning, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning.- 10. HRD and Change at Work.- 11. Continuing Professional Development and Life-Long Learning.- 12. Contrasting Contexts of HRD Practice.- 13. HRD and Diversity.- 14. Cross-Cultural HRD.- 15. Management Development.- 16. Leadership Development.- 17. Team Development.- 18. Graduates and Graduate Employability.- 19. The Future of HRD.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780230367159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 458
  • ID: 9780230367159
  • weight: 893
  • ISBN10: 0230367151
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2013

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