Fundamentals of Human Resource Development

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Edited by: David McGuire, Thomas N. Garavan & Larry M. Dooley

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2012 |
    • Online Publication Date: January 15, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446261750 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781446201565 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446261750 |
    • Series: SAGE Library in Business and Management |
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Abstract

Encompassing management, psychology, economics, adult education and more, Human Resource Development (HRD) has emerged as one of the most multifaceted areas of business and management in recent years.

The collections’ well renowned editors reflect the multidisciplinary focus of HRD by structuring this four-volume set around the role of HRD on the individual, group, organization and society.

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  • Editors’ Introduction: Exploring the Contested Terrain of HRD – A Review and Research Agenda

    DavidMcGuireThomasN.Garavan and LarryM.Dooley

    Introduction

    The scholarship of Human Resource Development (HRD) is generally recognised as a field in its own right. With a growing number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes dedicated to the study of HRD in some of the most prestigious education and business schools around the world, the value of HRD to the development of individuals and organisations is increasingly being acknowledged. The growth of the field of HRD owes much to the publication of high-quality research in academic journals pointing to the value and effectiveness of HRD interventions. Journals such as the Journal of European Industrial Training (JEIT) founded in 1975 and the International Journal of Training and Development founded ...

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