High Skills : Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199244188
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Phillip Brown is a Research Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. He trained as a teacher and youth worker before going to University College, Swansea in South Wales to study for a Ph.D. After working as a researcher at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, he took a lectureship in Industrial Sociology at the University of Kent. Andy Green is Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for the Wider Benefits of Learning at the Institute of Education. He previously taught in further education colleges in London and the USA and was Senior Lecturer in Education History and Policy at South Thames Polytechnic (1988-90) before joining the Institute of Education in 1990. He has acted as a consultant for a range of national and international bodies including the DFEE, the DTI, the National Skills Task Force, OECD, and CEDEFOP. Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education and Political Economy in the Education Department, University of Bath. He taught in London schools between 1970 and 1976 and was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand from 1979-90. From 1990-5, he was Professor of Education at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Table of Contents

List of FIgures
List of Tables
1. Skill Formation in the Twenty-First Century, Phillip Brown
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
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
4. Globalization, Skill, and the Labour Market, Hugh Lauder (with Yadollah Mehralizadeh)
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
5. Globalization and the Political Economy of High Skills, Phillip Brown
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
Appendix 1: List of Organizations Interviewed
Author Index
Subject Index

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