Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development

Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development

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Human Resource Development (HRD) involves the design, delivery and evaluation of learning and/or training interventions within organisations to improve the work performance of individuals and groups. This edited collection will demonstrate the potential of identity theorising for problematizing and reconceptualising HRD activities. Identity will thus be established as a foundation for enhancing HRD policy and practice.


While identity has emerged as a key focus for theoretical debate and for empirical research within management and organisational studies, the potential of identity as a new paradigm for understanding learning and for examining HRD more broadly is still emergent. That identity has such potential can be seen in the increasing recognition that training and development for many contemporary occupations represents nothing less than a "project of the self".


Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development will complete a gap in the market providing sound, single source, theoretical foundations from the latest trends in identity theorising, now a key area of organisation studies, and apply these to HRD policy and practice. ã The emphasis throughout will be on informing HRD policy and practice, research and education the book includes a chapter on resources and techniques for HRD educators. ã In short, the book will "put identity to work" for HRD scholars.


The intended audiences are Human Resource Development scholars, academics, students and professionals, this exciting new volume will provide a thoughtful theoretical analysis and operational practise for modern HRD.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 522g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Tables, black and white
  • 1138945315
  • 9781138945319

Table of contents

1. Introduction: HRD - In search of identity


Russell Warhurst, Kate Black and Sandra Corlett





PART 1 : Theoretical Lenses





2. Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development (HRD)


Peter McInnes, Sandra Corlett, Christine Coupland, Jerry Hallier and Juliette Summers





3. Subjectivity and Human Resource Development: A Quest for Intersubjectivity


Stephen Billett





4. Examining Career Pathing through the Lens of Identity Theories


Kristin M. Schnatter, Jason J. Dahling and Samantha L. Chau





5. Optimal Distinctiveness and Human Resource Development


Amy E. Randel, Christopher D. Zatzick and Jone L. Pearce





PART 2: Critical Theoretical Lenses





6. Power and Self-identity: Positive Psychology Applied to Human Resource Development


Matthew McDonald, David Bubna-Litic, Arthur Morgan, Susan Mate and Lan Thi Nguyen





7. Queer Theory Meets HRD Research and Practice


Nick Rumens





PART 3: Methodologies for Working with Identity





8. Methods for researching identity in HRD


Kate Black and Russell Warhurst





9. Repertory Grid Technique as a Useful Tool for Assessing Identity and Identity Change in HRD


Rosalia Cascon-Pereira





PART 4: Empirical Applications of Identity in HRD Research





10. Becoming a software professional: Tensions in transitions


Jacob Vakkayil





11. Exploration of Identity Conflict During Post-merger Integration


Catherine Olusanmi





12. Coaching as a Liminal Space: Exploring Use of Theatre in Management Training and Development


Sara Zaeemdar





13. Rights and Wrongs of Manager Identity: Implications for Manager Education


Alison Rostron





14. The Older I Get, the Better I Used to Be: The Development of Identity Among Retired People


David Sims





PART 5: Empirical Studies of Professional Identities





15. "I do this just to keep that basic skill" - the Role of Identity Continuities for Careers


Simone R. Haasler





16. Professional Identity, a Neglected Core Concept of Professional Development


Tom P. A. Van Oeffelt, Manon C. P. Ruijters, Anouk A. J. C. Van Hees and P. Robert-Jan Simons





17. Conclusion: Identity as a Foundation of HRD


Russell Warhurst, Kate Black and Sandra Corlett
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About Russell Warhurst

Dr. Kate Black is an Associate Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.


Dr. Russell Warhurst is an Associate Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.





Dr. Sandra Corlett is a Principal Lecturer at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.
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