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Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

Series Editor: Monica Lee

HRD theory is changing rapidly. Recent advances in theory and practice, in how we conceive of organizations and of the world of knowledge, have led to the need to reinterpret the field. This series aims to reflect and foster the development of HRD as an emergent discipline. Encompassing a range of different international, organizational, methodological and theoretical perspectives, the series promotes theoretical controversy and reflective practice.

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  1. Rethinking Strategic Learning

    By Russ Vince

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    Russ Vince examines learning as both a social and a strategic process, invariably linked to emotions and politics that are mobilized by attempts at learning and organizing. He makes a substantial contribution to theories of organizational learning and develops new ideas about critical reflection...

    Published January 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Critical Thinking in Human Resource Development

    Edited by Carole Elliott, Sharon Turnbull

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    This book provides a reflexive critique of the assumptions of orthodox HRD research and practice and questions the conception of humans as resources, as well as the conventional performative focus of HRD. Examining the broader social, political and economic contexts, the book offers alternative...

    Published October 15th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Human Resource Development in the Public Sector

    The Case of Health and Social Care

    Edited by Sally Sambrook, Jim Stewart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    Across Europe and the world, countries are attempting to develop their health and social policies and practices to address the global challenge of increasing demand and pressurized supply, created by ageing populations, emerging technologies and finite resources (financial and human). This text...

    Published October 5th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Action Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development in Public Services

    Edited by Clare Rigg, Sue Richards

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    Unprecedented investment is being made in leadership development across the public sector: leadership courses are growing, and development is a core theme of organizational capacity building initiatives. Within this, action learning has attracted increasing interest as an approach that can...

    Published October 5th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Human Resource Development in Small Organisations

    Research and Practice

    Edited by Jim Stewart, Graham Beaver

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    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...

    Published March 25th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Aesthetics and Human Resource Development

    Connections, Concepts and Opportunities

    By Stephen Gibb

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    The first book to look at both aesthetics and human resource development, this timely and original work investigates existing, as well as possible future, connections and relations between the two areas. Well structured and expertly written, The Aesthetic Challenges of Human Resource Development...

    Published November 9th 2005 by Routledge

  7. The Industrial Relations of Training and Development

    By Jason Heyes, Mark Stuart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    This book provides a detailed examination of the industrial relations implications of training activity. It challenges the commonly held, but overly simplistic, assumption that training and development are necessarily 'good things' that managers, trade unions and workers should embrace. Through an...

    Published October 31st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Policy Matters

    Flexible Learning and Organizational Change

    Edited by Viktor Jakupec, Robin Usher

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    To date, there has been a dearth of conceptual and practical considerations between policy formulation and policy implementation required for the introduction of a flexible learning environment and the subsequent impact of these processes on organizational change. This cutting-edge book brings...

    Published July 31st 2004 by Routledge

  9. Human Resources, Care Giving, Career Progression and Gender

    A Gender Neutral Glass Ceiling

    By Monica Lee (Series Editor), Edward J. Coyne, Edward J. Coyne, Monica Lee

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    This book presents a challenge to feminist perspectives that see the glass ceiling as the exclusive domain of women's careers and work life. The authors address existing debates and extend them to include original empirical evidence from several US and UK comparative studies that look at the effect...

    Published December 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  10. Work Process Knowledge

    By Nicholas Boreham, Martin Fischer, Renan Samurçay

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    Work Process Knowledge brings together the findings of twenty-four leading researchers on new forms of work and the demands these place on workers' knowledge and skill. Their findings, based on a new set of investigations in a wide range of manufacturing and service industries, identify the kinds...

    Published September 11th 2002 by Routledge