Best Books Archives

Aesthetics and Human Resource Development: Connections, Concepts and Opportunities, by Stephen Gibb

The first book to look at both aesthetics and human resource development, this timely and original work investigates existing, as well as possible future, connections and relations between the two areas. Well structured and expertly written, The Aesthetic Challenges of Human Resource Development…


Managing Performance Abroad : A New Model for Understanding Expatriate Adjustment, by Arno Haslberger, Chris Brewster, Thomas Hippler

In a global economy full of multinational firms, international human resource management (including expatriation, career management, and talent management) is a growing topic in the business and management literature and in universities. A thorough understanding of the adjustment of expatriates to….


 Bridge Employment: A Research Handbook, Edited by Carlos-María Alcover, Gabriela Topa, Emma Parry, Franco Fraccaroli, Marco Depolo

With the long-term trend toward earlier retirement slowing, and the majority of older workers remaining in employment up toand beyond statutory retirement age, it is increasingly important that we understand how to react to these changes. Bridge employment patterns and activities have changed….


 Science Fiction and Organization, Edited by Matthew Higgins, Geoff Lightfoot, Martin Parker, Warren Smith

Science fiction can be seen as a diagnosis of the present, and a vision of possible futures. It therefore provides an excellent resource with which to interrogate both contemporary organizing processes and organizations as institutions. The marginal activity of science fiction has, however, been….


 Interpreting the Maternal Organization, Edited by Heather Höpfl, Monika Kostera

Over the past ten to fifteen years there has been an increasing interest in emotion in organizations, in diversity, ethics, care and the ubiquitous pursuit of quality. These concerns, however, have consistently been reduced to issues of management and regulation. There is now a growing need to….


 HRD in a Complex World, Edited by Monica Lee

Human Resource Development in a Complex World presents a strong challenge to traditional Human Resource Development. Internationally renowned authors address HRD from within the notions and language of complexity, presenting multifaceted alternative perspectives to the current practice and theory…


 Managing Healthy Organizations:Worksite Health Promotion and the New Self-Management Paradigm, By Mikael Holmqvist, Christian Maravelia

During the past two decades, corporate management has come to take an active role in health promotion programming for employees, offering health education, screenings, therapy, and even leisure initiatives. However, little attention has been given to how contemporary worksite health programs in…


 New Frontiers in HRD, Edited by Monica Lee, Jim Stewart, Jean Woodall

Factors such as globalisation, restructuring, casualization of employment and the erosion of pension rights have led to massive tensions in contemporary organizations. By exploring the boundaries of the field of Human Resource Development this book asks where is HRD in the middle of all this and…

 Management Development: Perspectives from Research and Practice, Edited by Rosemary Hill, Jim Stewart

Recognizing a significant need to continually update the current body of knowledge on management development with the latest innovations in high quality research and practice in various parts of the globe, this book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date work on the state of research and...