Foundations of Human Resource Development
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001 - Business & Economics - 439 pages
In Foundations of Human Resouce Development, Richard Swanson and Edward Holton provide an up-to-date overview of the HRD profession as well as the terminology and processes required for sound HRD research and practice. Swanson and Holton's work is supplemented with contributions from Alexandre Ardichvili, Theo J. Bastiaens, Thomas J. Chermack, Richard W. Herling, K. Peter Kuchinke, Sharon S. Naquin, Wendy E. A. Ruona, Richard J. Torraco, Greg G. Wang, and Karen E. Watkins.
The book provides a basic understanding of the HRD models, processes, and history; critical theoretical and philosophical foundations of the field; learning and performance paradigms and models; HRD's role in high-level organizational and systems-level issues; training and development and organization development--including examples of best practices along with variations in core thinking, processes, interventions, and tools; and much more.
The first edition won the Book of the Year Award from the prestigious Academy of Human Resource Development. This second edition has been completely revised, updated, and expanded, with new chapters on component HRD theories, policy and planning, technology, and globalization, as well as supplemental study materials, PowerPoint presentations, and figures available online at www.textbookresources.net.
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Basics of HRD
History of HRD
The Theory of HRD
Perspectives on Performance in HRD
before and after Implementing the TPS
Unleashing Human Expertise through Organization
The Nature of the Change Process
Accountability in HRD
Globalization and Technology Challenges to HRD