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Skills, training & human ressource development

A critical text

Irena Grugulis

Palgrave Macmillan 2006, 272 s. ISBN 140394892x
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This book focuses on the way people are developed at work; the skills that are encouraged, the way they are controlled and the implications they have for the people who possess and exercise them. Taking a critical perspective, Skill, Training and Human Resource Development draws on a wide range of research and covers an array of organizational practices - from managing culture and emotional labour to job design and qualifications - and adeptly considers the implications of these for the people involved.

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Human Resource Development
Skills at Work
International Comparisons: Skills and Employment Systems
Vocational Education and Training in Britain
New Skills for Old? The Changing Nature of Skill
Emotions and Aesthetics for Work and Labour: The Pleasures and Pains of the Changing Nature of Work
Managing Culture
Management and Leadership Development
Knowledge Work and Knowledgeable Workers
Developments and Developing in the New Economy
References
Index

Author Biographies
IRENA GRUGULIS is a Professor of Employment Studies and the Head of the Human Resource Management Group at Bradford University School of Management, UK.