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Handbook of Human Resource Development

ISBN: 978-1-118-83989-8
816 pages
October 2014, Pfeiffer
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Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation

In the Handbook of Human Resource Development, Neal Chalofsky, Tonette Rocco, and Michael Lane Morris have compiled a collection of chapters sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development to address the fundamental concepts and issues that HR professionals face daily. The chapters are written and supported by professionals who offer a wide range of experience and who represent the industry from varying international and demographic perspectives. Topics addressed form a comprehensive view of the HRD field and answer a number of key questions.

  • Nationally and internationally, how does HRD stand with regard to academic study and research? What is its place in the professional world?
  • What are the philosophies, values, and critical perspectives driving HRD forward?
  • What theories, research initiatives, and other ideas are required to understand HRD and function successfully within this field?
  • As the industry grows, what are the challenges and important issues that professionals expect to face? What hot topics are occupying these professionals now?
The Handbook’s insight and guidelines allows students and HR professionals to build a fundamental understanding of HRD as an industry, as a field of research, and for future professional success.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by R. Wayne Pace vii

About the Editors xi

About the Contributors xiii

Preface xxxiii

Introduction: The Profession and the Discipline xxxvii
Neal Chalofsky

Part I Foundations of the Discipline of HRD 1

1 Psychological Foundations of HRD 3
Thomas G. Reio, Jr., and Laura C. Batista

2 S ystem Theory and HRD 21
Ronald L. Jacobs

3 Adult Learning Theory and Application in HRD 40
Victoria J. Marsick, Aliki Nicolaides, and Karen E. Watkins

4 Management and Leadership in HRD 62
Marshall Sashkin

5 Organizational Culture and HRD: The Roots, the Landscape, and the Future 80
Maria Plakhotnik

Part II Issues and Perspectives on HRD 95

6 Dilemmas in Defining HRD 97
Monica M. Lee

7 Perspectives on the Concept of Development for HRD 112
K. Peter Kuchinke

8 A Critical, Feminist Turn in HRD: A Humanistic Ethos 125
Laura L. Bierema and Maria Cseh

9 Critical HRD 145
Sally Anne Sambrook

10 Corporate Social Responsibility and HRD: Uneasy Tensions and Future Directions 164
Tara J. Fenwick

Part III Developing the Workforce 181

11 Expertise Through the HRD Lens: Research Trends and Implications 183
Robin S. Grenier and Marie-Line Germain

12 Competence: Bases for Employee Effectiveness 201
Iris Berdrow and Frederick T. Evers

13 Workplace Learning 215
Rob Poell

14 Guiding HRD Research in the Work/Life Interface: The Importance of Work/Life Harmony in the Development of Interventions 228
Michael Lane Morris and Heather S. McMillan

15 The Inner Work of Self-Formation in Work-Related Learning 246
John M. Dirkx

Part IV Managing the Workforce 263

16 Aging as a Career Development Challenge for Organizations 265
Jo G. L. Thijssen, Eva Knies, and Peter L. M. Leisink

17 A Social Justice Paradigm for HRD: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations 281
Marilyn Y. Byrd

18 Disability, Health and Wellness Programs, and the Role of HRD 299
Tonette S. Rocco, Lorenzo Bowman, and Lawrence O. Bryant

19 Sexual Orientation and HRD 314
Julie Gedro and Jo Tyler

20 International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives of HRD 326
AAhad M. Osman-Gani

Part V HRD in the Organization 351

21 Contemporary Career Literature and HRD 353
Kimberly S. McDonald and Linda M. Hite

22 T rends and Issues in Integrating Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning for Workplace Performance Improvement 369
Doo Hun Lim, Ji Hoon Song, and Seung Won Yoon

23 Linking Motivation to Workplace Learning Transfer: The Role of Implementation Intentions and Personal Initiative 386
Reid Bates, Nicole Cannonier, and John-Paul Hatala

24 Coaching 402
Cynthia Hunter Roman

25 Mentoring: Perpetuated on a Myth? 425
Paul W. Combs

26 Talent Management as a Strategically Aligned Practice 438
Wendy E. A. Ruona

Part VI Managing HRD 457

27 HRD Policy: An Overview 459
Joshua D. Hawley

28 Legal Aspects of HRD 474
Alan Clardy

29 Strategic HRD: Adopting a Philosophy, Strategies, Partnerships, and Transformational Roles 492
Jerry W. Gilley and Ann Gilley

30 Morality and Ethics in HRD 510
Darlene Russ-Eft

31 HRD in Smaller Firms: Current Issues, Insights, and Future Directions for Research and Practice 526
Ciara T. Nolan and Thomas Noel Garavan

Part VII Innovative Applications 547

32 Action Learning: An HRD Tool for Solving Problems, Developing Leaders, Building Teams, and Transforming Organizations 549
Michael J. Marquardt

33 Virtual HRD 567
Elisabeth Eleanor Bennett and Rochell R. McWhorter

34 Developing Strategic Mindsets in HRD: Toward an Integral Epistemology of Practice 590
Lyle Yorks

35 Employee Engagement and HRD: Exploring the Philosophical Underpinnings, Measurement, and Interventions 605
Brad Shuck, Kim Nimon, and Drea Zigarmi

36 Emotional Intelligence and Its Critical Role in Developing Human Resources 623
Fredrick Muyia Nafukho and Machuma A. H. Muyia

Part VIII Future Directions 641

37 National HRD 643
Gary Neil McLean

38 Certification of HRD Professionals 661
Vijay Krishna

39 Standards and Accreditation of HRD Academic Programs 673
Larry M. Dooley

40 Future Directions for HRD 688
Martin B. Kormanik and Thomas J. Shindell

Name Index 709

Subject Index 735

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Author Information

NEAL CHALOFSKY, lead editor, is senior professor of Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University.

TONETTE S. ROCCO serves as a program leader and professor at Florida International University and is the lead editor of New Horizons in Adult Education and HRD.

MICHAEL LANE MORRIS, former president of the Academy of Human Resource Development, is the Skinner Professor of Management and associate dean in the College of Business Administration at The University of Tennessee.

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