Congratulations to Editors Profs. Robert G. Hamlin, Andrea D. Ellinger, and Jenni Jones

IGI Global Business and Management Publication Wins R. Wayne Pace Human Resource Development Book of the Year Award Presented by the Academy of Human Resource Development

By Brittany Haynes on Apr 22, 2020


Hershey, PA—April 22, 2020— The IGI Global publication Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development (2 Volumes), edited by Profs. Robert G. Hamlin, from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, Andrea D. Ellinger, from The University of Texas at Tyler, USA, and Jenni Jones, from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, recently won the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award.

R_Wayne_Pace_Award_CeremonyProf. Robert Hamlin, Prof. Andrea Ellinger, and Dr. Julie Gedro (AHRD President)

“We were truly honored, delighted, and humbled to receive this distinguished award from The Academy of Human Resource Development,” stated Profs. Hamlin, Ellinger, and Jones. “We appreciate that the award process was a competitive one and we are thrilled that the collective contributions of the 83 authors that joined the three of us on this project have enabled our two-volume, co-edited book to be so highly recognized for its impact on the profession.”   

The R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award, presented by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) and named after the organization’s founding president, is presented to the authors of a Human Resource Development (HRD) book identified as outstanding in advancing the theory and/or practice of the profession. For books to be considered for this award, they must focus on HRD, organization development, personnel training/development, or more specific areas of HRD. These qualifications, and others, were essential to this publication being honored at the recent awards ceremony during the AHRD Conference.


Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development discusses what helps or hinders the organizational-change-and-development-related agency and provides practical insights and lessons to be learned from many reflections on evidence-based OCD practice. Featuring research on topics such as human resource development, organizational behavior, and management consultancy, this book is ideally designed for business academics, organizational change leaders, line managers, HRD professionals, OD/management consultants, and executive coaches seeking coverage on the implementation of OCD intervention strategies and the associated changes in management processes.

To support customers in easily and affordably obtaining this title in electronic format during the COVID-19 pandemic, IGI Global is now offering an automatic 50% discount* on the electronic format of ALL e-books and e-journals ordered directly through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore. Additionally, enjoy a 20% discount on all other products and formats. This publication is also available across preferred library providers such as GOBI Library Solutions, EBSCOHost, Oasis, and Ebook Central (Note: The automatic 50% discount is only available through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore), as well as IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books (5,900+ e-books) database.

Visit the publication’s webpage to order, or contact Customer Service at or 717-533-8845 ext. 100 with questions or for additional purchasing options. For researchers, be sure to recommend this publication or the InfoSci-Books database to your library to have access to this critical content.

IGI Global would like to congratulate the editors and authors of this publication for their scholarly contributions and lasting impact on their field of research.

About the Editors:


Prof. Robert (Bob) G. Hamlin is Emeritus Professor and Chair of Human Resource Development at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK and Honorary Treasurer of the University Forum for Human Resource Development- an international association for universities, reflective practitioners, and learning oriented organizations. His research is focused mainly on perceived managerial and leadership effectiveness and managerial coaching effectiveness within public, private and third sector organizations in the UK and in other countries within Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. The findings of his research have been published nationally and internationally in a wide range of management and HRD related books and academic journals.


Prof. Andrea D. Ellinger recently retired as a Professor in the Department of Human Resource Development in the Soules College of Business at The University of Texas at Tyler where she remains affiliated. She is a former editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly and was the recipient of the 2012 Academy of Human Resource Development Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award. She has been the recipient of several teaching, research, reviewing and service awards. She is a member of several Editorial Boards. She has published multiple refereed journal articles, book chapters, and refereed conference proceedings and has presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Her research interests include informal learning, organizational learning and learning organizations, managerial coaching, mentoring, employee engagement, organizational change and development.


Prof. Jenni Jones is Associate Professor in Coaching and Mentoring and Course Leader – PGCert/PGDip/MA in Coaching and Mentoring in the Human Resources and Leadership Department at the University of Wolverhampton Business School. She has held a variety of HR, Learning and Development and Organisational Development roles within both the private and public sector. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Coaching and Mentoring at the University of Wolverhampton Business School, where she teaches and researches in the area of Leadership, Diversity, Change, Learning, Coaching and Mentoring. The findings of her research have been presented at a variety of national and international conferences and been published in a wide range of coaching and mentoring, and HRD related academic journals. Jenni also leads a variety of external organisational change related projects and has worked with a number of Police Forces, the NHS, City Councils and a large number of private organisations, in the UK and beyond.

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About IGI Global:  Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is committed to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing processes. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 100,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. To learn more about IGI Global, click here.

About the Academy of Human Resource Development: This organization encourages the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices, disseminates information about HRD, encourages the application of HRD research findings, and provides opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD worldwide. Learn more at

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