The History of Human Resource Development

Understanding the Unexplored Philosophies, Theories, and Methodologies

  • Authors
  • Matthew W. Gosney
  • Claretha Hughes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 1-17
  3. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 19-27
  4. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 29-49
  5. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 51-73
  6. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 75-88
  7. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 89-101
  8. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 103-110
  9. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 111-130
  10. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 131-147
  11. Matthew W. Gosney, Claretha Hughes
    Pages 149-158
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 159-190

About this book

Introduction

The history of human resource development embraces humankind's investment in one another's skills, knowledge, and abilities. As the field transitions into a more mature discipline, there is a need to understand the philosophies upon which certain theories and methodologies are based. Providing a historical narrative of HRD from the beginning of human history through modern times, this book reveals the consistent interaction between the philosophies of the time, theories, and methods of people management and how these philosophies impact what is known as HRD today. Drs. Gosney and Hughes offer a robust examination of HRD and provide a methodology for critical thinking to better understand the theories and assumptions of the field. They provide a model whereby scholars and practitioners can better understand and evaluate modern HRD through the context of HRD history.

Keywords

development industrial revolution methodology organization organization development organizations

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137526984
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57584-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52698-4
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