Aesthetics and Human Resource Development: Connections, Concepts and Opportunities

Aesthetics and Human Resource Development: Connections, Concepts and Opportunities

by Stephen Gibb


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The first book to look at both aesthetics and human resource development, this timely and original work investigates existing, as well as possible future, connections and relations between the two areas.

Well structured and expertly written, The Aesthetic Challenges of Human Resource Development is undoubtedly a valuable reference for students of human resource management, business and management, and aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138010383
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development Series
Pages: 18
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Stephen Gibb is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He researches and teaches HRD with a vision to explore how the subject can be made most vital by creating imaginative and compassionate analysis and action.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations. Foreword Part I: Connections 1. Pretty Smart: Aesthetics and HRD 2. Making It Up: Constructing Creativity 3. Valuing Aesthetics 4. The Illusion of Potential: Imaginative Truth 5. Caring About Beauty Part II: Concepts 6. Artful HRD: Pleasure for Pleasure 7. Arts-Based HRD 8. Beyond Artfulness: Expressing Human Vitality Part III: Challenges 9. Developing Strategies for Creativity 10. Creative Industries 11. Taking it Seriously: Subverting Double Standards 12. Ending the Silence Aesthetically. Notes. References. Index

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