High Skills : Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation

High Skills : Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation

by Phillip Brown, Andy Green, Hugh Lauder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199244189

ISBN-13: 9780199244188

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Today, economic success is seen as depending on the creation of a high-skilled workforce. This is the first book to offer a comparative examination of national routes to a 'high skill' economy.

Overview

Today, economic success is seen as depending on the creation of a high-skilled workforce. This is the first book to offer a comparative examination of national routes to a 'high skill' economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199244188
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of FIgures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Skill Formation in the Twenty-First Century, Phillip Brown
Introduction
Human Capital Theory
What's Wrong with Human Capital Theory
The Political Economy of High Skill Formation
The Seven C's of High Skills
A Note on Comparative Method
2. Models of High Skills in National Competition Strategies, Andy Green, with Akiko Sakamoto
Policy Arguments for High Skills
Germany - The High Skills Society Model
Singapore - The Developmental High Skills Model
Japan - The High Skills Manufacturing Model
THe UK - High Skill/Low Skills Model
Skill Formation Systems and the Global Economy
3. Innovation, Skill Diffusion, and Social Exclusion, Hugh Lauder
Introduction
The Nature of Innovation and Skill Diffusion
Education Training and Labour Market Regimes
Labour Market Regimes and Exclusion
A Comparative Analysis of ET Systems, Labour Market Structures, and Skill Diffusion
The Occupational Labour Market
The Internal Labour Market
The Guided Labor Market
The Flexible Labour Market
Polarization of Incomes, Skill Acquistion, and Diffusion
Training and Skill Foundations for Moving Up the Value Chain
Conclusion
4. Globalization, Skill, and the Labour Market, Hugh Lauder (with Yadollah Mehralizadeh)
Introduction
Competing Hypotheses Concerning Globalization
Globalization and the German Occupational Labour Market
Globalization and the Korean Internal Labour Market
Globalization and Singapore's Guided Labour Market
Globalization and Britain's Flexible Labour Market
High-Performnce Work Practices and Key Skills
The Case Study
Conclusion
5. Globalization and the Political Economy of High Skills, Phillip Brown
Introduction
The Future of Skill Formation: Pressure Points and Trade-Offs
The Impact of Globalization
Upgrading the SKills of the Workforce
Opportunity and Social Inclusion
Changing Models of the Worker
Conclusion
Appendix 1: List of Organizations Interviewed
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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