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Introduction: HRD – In search of identity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sandra Corlett



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis, 2018.

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This introductory chapter provides a conceptual overview of how HRD is enhanced when viewed through an identity lens. Thereby a context is provided for the chapters that follow which collectively demonstrate the range and depth of the identity contribution to this field. To provide this context, the chapter addresses the following questions: what is the nature of contemporary HRD?; what are the theoretical foundations of HRD?; in what ways can identity theorising contribute to HRD research and practice? The latter is the key question addressed.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Black K, Warhurst R, Corlett S

Editor(s): Black, K; Warhurst, R; Corlett, S

Series Editor(s): Monica Lee

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development

Year: 2018

Pages: 1-18

Print publication date: 07/09/2017

Online publication date: 25/08/2017

Acceptance date: 31/01/2017

Series Title: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Place Published: New York


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781315671482