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Critical Thinking in Human Resource Development : Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development - Carole Elliott

Critical Thinking in Human Resource Development

Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

By: Carole Elliott (Editor), Sharon Turnbull (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd March 2005
ISBN: 9780415329170
Number Of Pages: 228

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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 perspectives for considering both the needs of individuals and the sustainable development of organisations in post-industrial economies.

Industry Reviews

'The book should prove interesting to organisation and management scholars ... [and] is a welcome addition to the field of Human Resource Development, where there has been a notable absence of critical studies.' - Julia Connell, Labour and Industry

'Succinct, accessible and well written, and manage[s] to tread a line between "preaching to the converted" and being accessible to those unfamiliar with critical management approaches' - Claire Valentin, Human Resource Development International

List of illustrationsp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Critical thinking in Human Resource Development: an introductionp. 1
Debates on practicep. 9
Beware the unbottled genie: unspoken aspects of critical self-reflectionp. 11
Ideas for critical practitionersp. 26
Becoming critical: can critical management learning develop critical managers?p. 37
Management education: a tool for mismanagement?p. 53
A critical review of researching Human Resource Development: the case of a pan-European projectp. 67
HRD beyond what HRD practitioners do: a framework for furthering multiple learning processes in work organisationsp. 85
Place: a (re)source for learningp. 96
Critiquing codes of ethicsp. 105
Theoretical debatesp. 117
Good order: on the administration of goodnessp. 119
Deconstructing the human in Human Resource Developmentp. 128
The self at work: theories of persons, meaning of work and their implications for HRDp. 141
"To develop a firm persuasion": workplace learning and the problem of meaningp. 155
Sense or sensibility? A reflection on virtue and 'emotional' HRD interventionsp. 175
Pedagogies of HRD: the socio-political implicationsp. 189
Indexp. 202
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ISBN: 9780415329170
ISBN-10: 0415329175
Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 3rd March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1