Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries

Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries

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Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries by Colin Crouch, David Finegold, Mari Sako

While the acquisition of skills has become a major public need, there is increasing dependence for their provision on individual firms. These firms can have no responsibility for general needs with government action being restricted to residual care for the unemployed rather than contributing at the leading edge of advanced skills policy. The authors argue that public agencies must find new ways of working with the business sector, acquiring expertise and authority through such means as supporting skills standards and taking the lead in the certification of employers as trainers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199241118
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Colin Crouch is a Delegate and author of several books published by OUP; Mari Sako is Professor of International Business as the Said Business School, Oxford

Table of Contents

1. The Dispiriting Search for the Learning Society
2. Employment and Employment Skills
3. The Skill Implications of Changing Patterns of Trade
4. The State and Skill Creation: Inevitable Failure?
5. Corporatist Organizations and the Problems of Rigidity
6. Local Agencies for Skill Creation
7. Markets and Corporate Hierarchies
8. Conclusions and Policy Implications

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