Learning and Development for Managers

Learning and Development for Managers


488 Pages


This text describes, analyses and synthesises a wide range of contemporary issues from research and practice in the field of individual and collective workplace learning and development.

  • Enables students and managers of learning and development (L&D) to understand the theory and practice of L&D in organizations.
  • Explores the concept of learning from a variety of perspectives through the use of examples of research and practice from all over the world.
  • Takes a broad view of learning as encompassing both explicit and implicit and individual and collective learning processes.
  • Argues that the practice of L&D should be based upon a rigorous theoretical and empirical base.
  • Each chapter uses synopses of research studies and case studies from businesses to illustrate the most important theories, concepts and models.
  • Lists of key concepts, knowledge outcomes, ‘perspectives from practice’, ‘perspectives from research’, discussion points (for individual or class use), and concept checklists to benefit both students and teachers.
  • Is illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables and ‘L&D facts and figures’.



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Published 09 February 2009
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EAN13 9781405146852
License: All rights reserved
Language English

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List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations Preface
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
C o n t e n t s
Introduction to Learning and Development
The Strategic and Organizational Contexts of Learning and Development
Individual Learning and Development
Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge
Collective Learning and Development
Planning Learning and Development
Management and Leadership Learning and Development
Technology, Learning and Development
Evaluating Learning and Development
References Subject Index
Author Index
vi ix xi xiv
29 96 148 179 234 278 337 372
433 456 463