Human Resource Development in the Knowledge Economy provides a comprehensive and critical approach to the study of teh discipline. It emphasizes the need to effectively integrate human resource with teh wider strategic management issues of the organization.
People management is central to the thinking and practice of management today. While human relations are largely shaped by the philosophy of trust and fairness, the operational HR aspects like recruitment, training, appraisal adn reward management have necessarily to be aligned with operating environment that is intensely knowledge oriented. The first generation HR concepts and tools will obviously be out of place and they must be made relevant to the needs of teh 21st century.