This innovative book focuses current concerns about the transformed geographical structure of industry and human resource development. It provides the essential link between these two research areas and develops a new theoretical dimension to the debate. There is no other book which covers similar ground from such a wide range of cases within a consistent framework. The objectives are three-fold: firstly, to provide a theoretical perspective about the emerging connections between global and local forms of industrial organization and human resource development; secondly, to explore systematically, through selected case studies, some of the key transformations which are shaping the form and nature of industrial spaces and human resources; and finally, to review policy and planning processes which are appropriate to the matching of globally integrated industrial spaces with locally planned human resource development. This is an essential up-to-date book for students and researchers in geography, economics, regional planning and political science, as well as consultants and practitioners in industrial policy and human resources.
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Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Industrial Spaces as Contexts for Human Resource Development (R. Le Heron & B. van der Knaap).
GLOBALIZATION AND LABOUR MARKET REFORM.
Harmonization or Diversity?
North American Economic Integration and Industrial Relations in the Automobile Industry (J. Holmes & P. Kumar).
Changed Institutional Settings for Economic Processes: The Case of New Zealand in the 1980s and 1990s (R. Le Heron).
CULTURE AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION.
Culture as Mediator of Global and Local Forces (E. Malecki).
LOCALIZATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES.
Local Development Under the Pressures of Restructuring: The Case of Bursa, Turkey (A. Eraydin).
Types of Enterprise and Local Relations (P. Oinas).
Building Blocks for an Industrial Policy and Planning Framework (R. Le Heron & B. van der Knaap).