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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Human Resource Development

Foundations, Process, Context

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780230247109
Publication Date October 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Human Resource Development, 3rd edition, provides a complete and integrated introduction to the processes, practices and perspectives of HRD in the workplace from a theory and practice perspective. Various aspects of HRD at work are explored through case studies; encouraging the student to link the practicalities of HRD with academic analysis.

STEPHEN GIBB is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School, UK.

Introduction to Human Resource Development
HRD Needs: People, Work and Organisations
Designing for HRD: Principle and Applications
Managing Workplace HRD in Action
HRD Quality: Reviewing and Evaluating
HRD and Theory
HRD Strategies: Systems, Roles and Outcomes
Development Partnerships: Coaching and Mentoring
Learning in Groups
Technology Change and HRD
HRD Provider Organisations
Workplace HRD and Public Policy
Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice
Diversity Themes and HRD
Strategic HRD
Looking Ahead


This book provides a comprehensive guide to what HRD is, the influences that shape it and the methods for implementation, and it discusses the key issues surrounding the application and design of HRD strategies in a clear and concise manner. A very important core text for those interested in how to consider and to apply learning in the workplace.' - David Banner, Westminster University,UK
'Stephen Gibb has provided a text on Human Resource Development which takes the reader from the macro to the detail, and from classic approaches in learning and development to contemporary issues in HRD. Short and more detailed case studies both help to illustrate theory and approaches, and help transfer learning to real life situations.' - John Neugebauer, University of the West of England, UK
'Gibb's HRD: Foundations, Process and Contexts introduces broad-ranging academic research and practitioner argument in plain and relevant language which provides a step-by-step approach to learning through reference to organisational, government, and societal examples, student-friendly exercises and reflective questions based on topical issues. I highly recommend it as a fresh and interesting approach to understanding the salience of human resource development for individuals, organisations and society.' - Kate Hutchings, Professor of HRM, Griffith University, Australia
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