The knowledge revolution and the knowledge economy. The challenge for HRD

Kessels, J.W.M. (2004). The knowledge revolution and the knowledge economy. The challenge for HRD. In J.Woodall, M. Lee, & J. Stewart (Eds.) New Frontiers in HRD. pp.165-179. London: Routledge. (ISBN: 0-415-31237-x)

The economy is rapidly being transformed into a knowledge economy. Therefore, individuals, teams and companies need to develop the necessary competencies to be able to participate in a working life that is mainly based on knowledge productivity. Traditional approaches to management, training and development will not provide the learning environment that is required for knowledge work. Therefore, each company needs to design a corporate curriculum that turns the day to day work environment into a powerful learning environment.