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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. Human Resource Development as We Know It

    Speeches that Have Shaped the Field

    Edited by Monica Lee

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    The field of Human Resource Development has developed largely through academics, scholars and reflective practitioners from across the world coming together. Many people link memorable keynote speeches to changes in their research, practice, career path or even life view. Good keynote speeches are...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  2. New Ways of Organizing Work

    Developments, Perspectives, and Experiences

    Edited by Clare Kelliher, Julia Richardson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    New Ways of Organizing Work offers a broader understanding of changes to the way work is organized and the implications for relevant stakeholders. It brings together contributions from a well established group of international scholars to examine the nature and consequences of new ways of working....

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Workplace Learning

    Concepts, Measurement and Application

    Edited by Marianne van Woerkom, Rob Poell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    This edited volume aims to evaluate the promises of workplace learning by addressing the following related questions: What are current developments in theory that informs workplace learning research? How can learning in the workplace be measured? What is the impact of various organizational...

    Published May 7th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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 4th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 6th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 6th 2008 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2007 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 4th 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 12th 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Global Human Resource Development: Country and Regional Perspectives
    Edited by Thomas Garavan, Alma McCarthy, Michael J. Morley
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  2. Trade Union Strategies for Competence Development
    Edited by Jonathan Winterton, Lars Magnusson
    To Be Published October 30th 2015
  3. The Nature of Human Resource Development: An Autoethnographical Approach
    By Monica Lee
    To Be Published February 1st 2016

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