"This study undertakes to formulate a snapshot of where the CR field stands today and to provide suggestions about how to advance the field. it also provides an outline of the related sets of knowledge, skills, and attributes that make up the professional domain.
There are two lenses through which to regard this field. first, the CR field comprises a set of individuals bearing CR-related titles and functions. Second, it is a field within which business leaders need focused training and hands-on experience to succeed. Throughout this study we used both lenses. When using the term “CR profession” we refer to the field of study and practice, encompassing anyone studying or engaged with CR-related issues. When using the term “CR professional” we refer to the distinct set of individuals with CR-related titles and job functions."