Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice (2nd Revised edition)

Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice (2nd Revised edition)

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

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Human Resource Development provides a comprehensive overview of the key topics, debates and themes in this increasingly important field. Written by a team of leading experts, the book balances 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, covering topics as diverse as leadership and development; change and diversity; workplace learning and graduate employability. New to this edition: * Additional coverage of careers, career management and employability * Inclusion of topical subjects including employee engagement, skills shortage and business partnering * Improved student-friendly pedagogy including real life case studies, discussion questions and chapter summaries * Thoroughly updated references and web links Human Resource Development is an essential text for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students of HRD.

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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

  • publication date: 09/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780230367159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 458
  • ID: 9780230367159
  • weight: 888
  • ISBN10: 0230367151
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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