Critical Perspectives on Workforce Development

Jim B. Stewart, Sally Sambrook

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    Abstract

    This chapter examines recent developments in what is referred to as ‘critical HRD’ (CHRD). The concept of human resource development (HRD) is first explained as an alternative to ‘workforce development’. This includes the argument that HRD is broader in scope and so encompasses the more limited term ‘workforce development’. Then CHRD is explored as a term that denotes a shift in theorising and research on HRD which aims to question and challenge conventional understandings of the purpose and means of facilitating learning in work organisations. This is preceded by a section explaining the relationship of CHRD with the broader critiques of organisation and management studies adopted in critical management studies (CMS), which provides some of the context of CHRD. The chapter closes with some conclusions, implications and speculations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorkforce Development
    EditorsRoger Harris, Tom Short
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages329-349
    ISBN (Print)978-981-4560-57-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Workforce development
    Critical perspective
    Human resource development
    Work organization
    Organization studies
    Management studies
    Speculation
    Critical management studies
    Theorizing

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    Keywords

    • Human Resource Management
    • Professional & Vocational Education

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    Stewart, J. B., & Sambrook, S. (2014). Critical Perspectives on Workforce Development. In R. Harris, & T. Short (Eds.), Workforce Development (pp. 329-349). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-58-0_19

    Critical Perspectives on Workforce Development. / Stewart, Jim B.; Sambrook, Sally.

    Workforce Development. ed. / Roger Harris; Tom Short. Springer Verlag, 2014. p. 329-349.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Stewart, JB & Sambrook, S 2014, Critical Perspectives on Workforce Development. in R Harris & T Short (eds), Workforce Development. Springer Verlag, pp. 329-349. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-58-0_19
    Stewart JB, Sambrook S. Critical Perspectives on Workforce Development. In Harris R, Short T, editors, Workforce Development. Springer Verlag. 2014. p. 329-349 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-58-0_19
    Stewart, Jim B. ; Sambrook, Sally. / Critical Perspectives on Workforce Development. Workforce Development. editor / Roger Harris ; Tom Short. Springer Verlag, 2014. pp. 329-349
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