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Description - Human Resource Development in Small Organisations by Graham Beaver

Small organisations are of growing influence as a source of employment opportunities, but HRD in small organisations is a neglected field of study. This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary review of research into the practice of HRD in small organisations. The book is divided into three sections. The focus of part one is on the context of HRD research in small organisations, the contextual characteristics of small organisations and the implications of these for the design and conduct of research into HRD practices. Chapters in part two report the results of research that informs understanding of approaches to HRD, including recent approaches such as those based on developments in information and communications technology. The third and final part is concerned with HRD methods as they are applied and practised and looks at constructs such as mentoring and coaching. All of the chapters are based on current or recent research. However, there is diversity in the methodological assumptions informing the design of that research. The contributions therefore reflect the eclectic nature of HRD research and writing. HRD in Small Organisations will be of essential interest to students, academics and policy advisors within the fields of HRD and HRM.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415299602
ISBN-10: 0415299608
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graham Beaver

Jim Stewart is Professor of Human Resource Development at Nottingham Business School. An active researcher and writer for many years, Jim is the single or joint author of many articles and books in the HRD field, including three others in this series, and is UK Editor of Human Resource Development International. Graham Beaver is Professor at Nottingham Business School and is responsible for much of the academic research on business growth and strategic management, particularly as it affects small and emerging enterprises in the economy. He is a founding Editorial Board member of the journal, Small Business and Enterprise Development and the Editor of the international management journal, Strategic Change.