Skill Development for International Competitiveness

Skill Development for International Competitiveness

by Martin Godfrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 185898551X

ISBN-13: 9781858985510

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

What skill-development strategies should developing countries adopt to compete successfully in the international markets of the 21st century? This innovative new book provides a blend of theory and case studies which shed new light on this important question. It approaches the question from two angles. It considers, first, how skill development affects a country's…  See more details below

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What skill-development strategies should developing countries adopt to compete successfully in the international markets of the 21st century? This innovative new book provides a blend of theory and case studies which shed new light on this important question. It approaches the question from two angles. It considers, first, how skill development affects a country's international competitiveness and, secondly, what a government should do to develop a country's skills. It concludes that development of skills is necessary for a country to make the transition from primary exports to manufactures and from labour-intensive to skill-intensive manufacturing. Skill Development for International Competitiveness will be of interest to academics, students and researchers in the fields of development studies, development economics, the economics of education and training and labour economics. Policy makers and planners responsible for policies on human resource development and employment and overall development strategy will also find this a vital source of information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858985510
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Foreword
Introduction
1Simple analytical considerations for skill development for international competitiveness3
2Does educating girls improve export opportunities?40
3From cheap labour to skill-based competitiveness: some labour-market aspects of the transition61
4Can governments engineer the transition from cheap labour to skill-based competitiveness? The case of Singapore92
5Education and training for manufacturing development141
6State failure or market failure? The ten steps to a levy-grant system of vocational training169
7Skill development and structural adjustment203
8Human resources and structural adjustment: evidence from Costa Rica223
9Training and motivation in the context of new approaches to manufacturing production: evidence from Latin America247
10Skills and capabilities: Ghana's industrial competitiveness274
Index309

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