Beyond Skill: Institutions, Organisations and Human Capability

Hardcover | August 15, 2010

EditorJane BrysonbyJane Bryson

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Labor market, work and economic development policy visions in many developed countries have been dominated in recent years by a fixation on skills. However, skill and skill development alone is not enough to harmonize societies, transform economies, galvanize organizations, and fulfil individuals.
  
This book discusses the impact of government policy, other institutional arrangements, organizational practices, collective and individual behavior, on things of importance to many of us: work, employment, pay, work environments, learning, participation and voice. It is a unique volume of insights from leading researchers and research centers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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Labor market, work and economic development policy visions in many developed countries have been dominated in recent years by a fixation on skills. However, skill and skill development alone is not enough to harmonize societies, transform economies, galvanize organizations, and fulfil individuals.  This book discusses the impact of gov...

JANE BRYSON is a Senior Lecturer in the Management School, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She led two research strands in the recently concluded "Developing human capability: employment institutions, organizations and individuals" project. She strives to bring useful academic insights to workplace issues.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230230571

ISBN - 13:9780230230576

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Table of Contents

Beyond Skill - An Introduction; J.Bryson
PART I: INSTITUTIONAL INFLUENCES AND WORKPLACE EFFECTS
Exploring Social Arrangements for Developing Human Capability;J.Bryson&P.O'Neil
The Political Economy of Work and Skill in Australia: Insights from Recent Applied Research; J.Buchanan&M.Jakubauskas
The Future of Low Paid Work in the US and Europe; K.Mayhew
New Ways of Working: Changing Labour Markets in Twenty-first Century New Zealand; P.Spoonley
PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL INFLUENCES AND INDIVIDUAL EFFECTS
Recent Research on Workplace learning and Its Implications for National Skills Policies Across the OECD; E.Keep
High-Performance Work Systems and Employee Well-being in New Zealand;P.Boxall&K.Macky
Developing the Next Generation: Employer Led Channels for Education Employment Linkages; P.Dalziel
Unions, Workers and Developing Human Capability: A Social Psychological Perspective; L.Blackwood
PART III: CONCLUDING ON CAPABILITY
A Framework for Developing Human Capability at Work; J.Bryson&P.O'Neil