The case for strategic people management

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"Experience without theory is blind but theory without experience is mere intellectual play."

The above quotation is attributed (Anon., 1962; 11) to the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), who is regarded as one of the foremost thinkers of the Enlightenment or Age of Reason, the cultural movement of the eighteenth century which proffered the power of reason as a means of reform and of the advancement of knowledge. Many versions of Kant's maxim have followed as a basis for developing arguments about theory and action in diverse areas such as politics, industrial relations and education. So, why use this quotation to introduce a book about strategic people management?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary themes in strategic people management
Subtitle of host publicationa case-based approach
EditorsDavid Hall, Stephen Pilbeam, Marjorie Corbridge
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9780230303386, 0230303382
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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