Who succeeds and why? Individuals and organizations turn potential into performance through human resource development (HRD). Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Human Resource Development provides a thorough introduction to the processes, practices and perspectives of HRD. New to this edition: Improved international coverage Stronger theoretical model Additional case studies and practical activities Extended coverage of talent management, self-development and management leadership New pedagogy to challenge students' critical thinking skills Human Resource Development 3rd Edition is an ideal resource for students studying on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in HRD and human resource management. It is also suitable for students studying for CIPD qualifications. Stephen Gibb is a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde and an experienced researcher and teacher of human resource development and employment. He has developed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in HRD and advised many organizations on the subject.