This fascinating and controversial text makes sense of the complexities of research in the workplace and how 'working' knowledge is constructed. Featuring experts from Britain, Japan, North America and Australia, it is an outstanding contribution to the literature of Human Resource Management (HRM). It's interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues and debates such as:
* the influences of new technology, language, power, culture and gender upon the 'construction' of knowledge
* the impact of globalization
* working knowledge into the 21st century
* practice and performance implications.
It's outlook, geared towards the 21st century, makes it essential reading for researchers, teachers and students within HRM, policy-makers and all those concerned with professional development.

part I|62 pages

Knowledge, learning and the practice of work

part III|68 pages

Changing practices of research at work

chapter 12|15 pages

‘Doing' knowledge at work

Dialogue, monologue and power in organisational learning

chapter 13|18 pages

An Adventure in ‘Postmodern’ Action Research

Performativity, Professionalism and Power

part IV|9 pages


chapter 15|7 pages

Inside the knowledge works

Reviewing the terrain