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Generation Jobless?: Turning the youth unemployment crisis into opportunity

Generation Jobless?: Turning the youth unemployment crisis into opportunity

by P. Vogel


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Offering guidance on the opportunities and threats for future generations, and featuring interviews with business leaders, this book provides a constructive look at change. It directs the youth to become job creators, not job seekers, and to approach the corporate and political worlds with an entrepreneurial mind-set.

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ISBN-13: 9781137375933
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/11/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Peter Vogel is an entrepreneur, consultant, and researcher at the University of St. Gallen. Over the past years he has built his expertise in the issue of youth employment. One of his companies, Jobzippers, addresses the gap between the education system and the labor market through smart and integrative technological solutions. His organization The Entrepreneurs' Ship addresses the issue by fostering youth entrepreneurship. He is a partner of the FutureWork Forum, a global think-tank of HR and labor market experts. He obtained his PhD from EPFL Lausanne where he studied government programs that help unemployed transition to self-employment.

His company Peter Vogel Strategy Consulting works with companies on strategically building intra-organizational ecosystems of innovation and talent management, and also with governments on strengthening their regional or national entrepreneurship ecosystems. Peter's background is in entrepreneurship and engineering. He earned his degrees from institutions such as ETH Zurich, Georgia Tech and EPFL Lausanne. He has published several book chapters and journal articles on innovation, entrepreneurship, ecosystems, and the labor market. He frequently teaches executive classes on innovation strategies.

Peter is think-tank member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. He has spoken at TEDxLausanne, the Global Economic Symposium, the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit, the G20 Youth Forum, among other global conferences.

Table of Contents

Foreword PART I: YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT 1. The Youth Unemployment Crisis and the Threat of a 'Generation Jobless' 2. Milennials and Digital Natives 3. Trends and Outlook PART II: FROM CRISIS TO OPPORTUNITY 4. Entrepreneurship: Turning Job Seekers into Job Creators 5. Addressing the Gap Between the Education System and the Labor Market 6. Employers' Contribution to Tackling Youth Unemployment 7. Designing Active Labor Market Policies To Tackle Youth Unemployment 8. More Proposed Solutions 9. Building Multi-Stakeholder Solutions for Youth Unemployment Afterword

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