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High Skills: Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation

High Skills: Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Brown, Philip
By Green, Andy
By Lauder, Hugh

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Economic globalization has led to intense debates about the competitiveness of nations. Prosperity, social justice, and welfare are now seen to depend on the creation of a 'high skilled' workforce. This international consensus around high skills has led recent American presidents... to claim themselves 'education presidents' and in Britain, Tony Blair has announced that 'talent is 21st-century wealth'. This view of knowledge-driven capitalism has led all the developed economies to increase numbers of highly-trained people in preparation for technical, professional, and managerial employment. But it also harbours the view that what we regard as a 'skilled' worker is being transformed. The pace of technological innovation, corporate restructuring, and the changing nature of work require a new configuration of skills described in the language of creativity, teamwork, employability, self-management, and lifelong learning. But is this optimistic account of a future of high-skilled work for all justified? This book draws on the findings of a major international comparative study of national routes to a 'high skills' economy in Britain, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States, and includes data from interviews with over 250 key stakeholders. It is the first book to offer a comparative examination of 'high skill' policies - a topic of major public debate that is destined to become of even greater importance in all the developed economies in the early decades of the twenty-first century.
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ISBN 9780199244188
Released NZ 1 Sep 2001
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780199244188
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 1 Sep 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Brown, Philip
By Green, Andy
By Lauder, Hugh
Category Sociology: Work & Labour
Industrial Or Vocational Training
Labour Economics
Personnel & Human Resources Management
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 331.2592
Weight 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ability, Globalization, Skilled labor
NBS Text Management & Business: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly