The Future of HRD, Volume I

Innovation and Technology

  • Mark Loon
  • Jim Stewart
  • Stefanos Nachmias

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Elena Hubschmid-Vierheilig, Monika Rohrer, Fotios Mitsakis
    Pages 53-91
  3. Patricia Harrison, Lynn Nichol, Jeff Gold
    Pages 143-166
  4. Hussain Alhejji, Thomas N. Garavan, Rayed Darwish
    Pages 211-235
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


This edited collection captures current thinking about and future practices and strategies for human resource development (HRD). It brings together contributions from a number of leading academics, practitioners and consultants who are active in the debate about the future of HRD. As the world of work grows ever more complex, diverse and ambiguous, there is growing interest in how technology, globalisation, changing workforce demographics and talent development can play a greater role in developing organisations for the future. In this context, HRD is a critical tool to address current complexity and offer solutions to organisational learning needs. Split into two volumes covering technology and innovation as well as the role of HRD in disrupting management and organisational thinking, these books provide analyses of the role of HRD in addressing the needs of the digital revolution.

Volume I focuses on how technology affects organisational and individual life through innovation, creativity and learning. Contributions explore the growing trends around technology and how HRD could respond to these changes at the micro and macro levels. Together the two volumes offer a highly reflective, critical and insightful assessment on the foundations of HRD in the workplace.


HRM Organization digital business gig economy Human Resource Development Absorptive capacity creativity disruption

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Loon
    • 1
  • Jim Stewart
    • 2
  • Stefanos Nachmias
    • 3
  1. 1.Bath Spa UniversityBathUK
  2. 2.Liverpool Business SchoolLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Nottingham Business SchoolNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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