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.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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