Foundations of Human Resource Development

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001 - Business & Economics - 439 pages
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Foundations of Human Resource Development is a careful presentation of the basic theory and practice of human resource development (HRD). The book clearly frames and explains HRD in a manner that is useful for beginners and experts. Working definitions and core values derived from the history of HRD and its present challenges are presented.
 

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i think the book will be a good reference for the students and professionals. it has a comprehensive definition and contents about human resource development. it will serve as a good source of principles and theories that a HR officer could use in his practice of profession. the student will learn a lot and have practical information for their course. 

Contents

PART
1
Basics of HRD
14
History of HRD
27
PART
63
The Theory of HRD
86
Environment
91
PART THREE
125
Perspectives on Performance in HRD
178
before and after Implementing the TPS
252
Unleashing Human Expertise through Organization
257
The Nature of the Change Process
284
From Organizations
317
PART
333
Accountability in HRD
358
Globalization and Technology Challenges to HRD
379
References
387

PART FOUR
201
The Nature of Human Expertise
227
to Organizations
242
Name Index
421
The Authors
437
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About the author (2001)

Swanson is an internationally recognized authority on organizational change, human resource development, the analysis and evaluation of work behavior, and financial analysis.

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Elwood F. Holton III is Jones S. Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource, Leadership, and Organization Development in the School of Human Resource Education at Louisiana State University.
Timothy T. Baldwin is Professor of Management and Subhedar Faculty Fellow at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

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