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Hrd in Small Organisations: Research and Practice Jim Stewart

Hrd in Small Organisations: Research and Practice

Jim Stewart

Published September 30th 2003
ISBN : 9786610075737
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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 inMoreSmall 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.