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Foundations of Human Resource Development

ISBN-10: 1576754960

ISBN-13: 9781576754962

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Richard A. Swanson, Elwood F. Holton, Elwood F. Holton, Richard et al Swantson

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List price: $62.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

List of Figures
Preface
Introduction to Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development as a Professional Field of Practice
Introduction
Purpose of HRD
Definition of HRD
Origins of HRD
HRD Context
HRD Core Beliefs
HRD as a Discipline and a Professional Field of Practice
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Introduction to Human Resource Development Models and Processes
Introduction
Points of Agreement
HRD Worldviews
HRD Process
Threats to Excellent Practice
Ethics and Integrity Standards
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
History of Human Resource Development
Introduction
The Beginnings: Survival through Labor and Learning
100 B.C.-A.D. 300: The Influence of the Greeks and Romans
300-1300: The Middle Ages
1400-1800: The Renaissance
Apprenticeship in Colonial America
Industrial Era in America
Twentieth-Century Influences in America
Evolution of the Organization Development Component of HRD
Management and Leadership Development in the United States
Emergence of the HRD Research Community
HRD History Timeline
Reflection Questions
Theory and Philosophy in Human Resource Development
The Role of Theory and Philosophy in Human Resource Development
Introduction
Recognizing the Theory-Development as Research
Requirements of a Sound Theory
Philosophy and Theory Underlying HRD
Philosophical Metaphors for HRD Theory and Practice
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Theory of Human Resource Development
Introduction
Perspectives on Theory and Practice
Theory Framework for Applied Disciplines
Theory of Human Resource Development
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Component Theories of Human Resource Development
Introduction
Psychology and the Discipline of Human Resource Development
Economics, Human Capital Theory, and Human Resource Development
Systems Theory as a Foundation for Human Resource Development
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Perspectives of Human Resource Development
Paradigms of Human Resource Development
Introduction
Overview of the HRD Paradigms
Debates about Learning and Performance
Philosophical Views of Learning and Performance
Learning Paradigm of HRD
Performance Paradigm of HRD
Fusing the Two Paradigms
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Perspectives on Performance in Human Resource Development
Introduction
Organizational Effectiveness as a Precursor to Performance
Disciplinary Perspectives on Performance
Financial Performance
Multilevel Performance Models
Process and Team-Level Performance Models
Individual-Level Performance Models
The Spoils of Performance
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Perspectives on Learning in Human Resource Development
Introduction
Basic Theories of Learning
Learning Models at the Individual Level
Learning Models at the Organizational Level
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Developing Expertise through Training and Development
Overview of Training and Development
Introduction
Views of Training and Development
Key Training and Development Terms and Strategies
The General Training and Development Process
Instructional Systems Development (ISD)
Training for Performance System (TPS)
Individual-Focused Training and Development
Team/Group-Focused T&D
Training Roles and Responsibilities
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
The Nature of Expertise
Introduction
Knowledge versus Expertise
Operational Definitions of Expertise and Competence
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Training and Development Practices
Introduction
Variations in T&D Practices
Core T&D Practices
Individual-Focused T&D Practices
Group-Focused T&D Practices
Work Process-Focused T&D Practices
Organization-Focused T&D Practices
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Unleashing Expertise through Organization Development
Overview of Organization Development
Introduction
Views of Organization Development
Key Organization Development Terms
The General Organization Development Process
Action Research: Problem-Solving Method
Organization Development Process Model
Organization Development for Performance System
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
The Nature of the Change Process
Introduction
Core Dimensions of Change
Change Outcomes
General Theories of Change
Resistance to Change
Focused Perspectives on Change
Leading and Managing Organization Change
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Organization Development Practices
Introduction
Variations in OD Practices
Core OD Practices
Organization-Focused OD Practices
Work Process-Focused OD Practices
Group-Focused OD Practices
Individual-Focused OD Practices
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Advancing Human Resource Development
Strategy and Human Resource Development
Introduction
Schools of Strategic Thinking
The Strategic Roles of Human Resource Development
Scenario Planning
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Accountability in Human Resource Development
Introduction
Program Evaluation Approach to Accountability
Summary
Metrics Approach to Accountability
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Human Resource Development Policy and Planning
Introduction
Policy Analysis and Planning for HRD
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Human Resource Development into the Future
Globalization and Human Resource Development
Introduction
International and Cross-cultural Perspectives on HRD
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Technology and Human Resource Development
Introduction
Information and Communication Technology in HRD
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Challenges Facing Human Resource Development
Introduction
The Economic Globalization Challenge Facing HRD
The Faster and Better Challenge Facing HRD
The Certification and Accreditation Challenge Facing HRD
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
References
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Authors