The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training by John Buchanan

The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training

EditorJohn Buchanan, David Finegold, Ken Mayhew

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Skills and workforce development are at the heart of much research on work, employment and management. But are they so important? To what extent can they make a difference for individuals, organisations and nations? How are the supply and - more importantly - the utilisation of skill - currentevolving? What are the key factors shaping skills trajectories of the future? This Handbook provides an authoritative consideration of issues such these. It does so by drawing on experts in a wide range of disciplines including sociology, economics, labour/industrial relations, human resource management, education, and geography. The Handbook is relevant for all with aninterest in the changing nature, and future, of work, employment and management. It draws on the latest scholarly insights to shed new light on all the major issues concerning skills and training today. While written primarily by leading scholars in the field it is equally relevant to policy makersand practitioners responsible for shaping the development of human capability today and into the future.

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John Buchanan is Professor in the Research Development Unit at the University of Sydney Business School. Until recently his major research interest has been the demise of the classical wage-earner model of employment and the role of the state in nurturing new forms of multi-employer coordination in the labour market. Building on this h...
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Skills and TrainingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:March 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionJohn Buchanan, David Finegold, Ken Mayhew and Chris Warhurst: Skills and Training: Multiple Targets, Shifting TerrainSection I: Concepts, Definitions and Measurements of Skill1. Jane Bryson: Disciplinary Perspectives on Skill2. Cathie Jo Martin: Skill Builders: The Evolution of National Vocational Training Systems3. Jonathan Payne: The Changing Meaning of Skill: Still Contested, Still Important4. Chris Warhurst, Chris Tilly and Mary Gatta: A New Social Construction of Skill5. Michael Handel: Measuring Job Content: Skills, Technology and Management Practices6. Gordon Stanley: Accreditation and Assessment in Vocational Education and TrainingSection II: Education, Training and the Development of Workforce Skills7. Paul Dalziel: Education and Qualifications as Skills8. John Polesel: Pre-Employment Skill Formation in Australia and Germany9. Robert Lerman: Skill Development in Middle Level Occupations: The Role of Apprenticeship Training10. Martin Humburg and Rolf Van der Velden: What is Expected of Higher Education Graduates in the 21st Century?11. Lorna Unwin: Employer-led In-Work Training and Skill Formation: The Challenges of Multi-Varied and Contingent Phenomena12. Mark Stuart and Tony Huzzard: Unions, the Skills Agenda and Workforce Development13. Gunter Schmid: A Working Lifetime of Skill and Training NeedsSection III: Skills Demand and Deployment14. David W. Livingston: Skill Under-utilization15. David Ashton, Caroline Lloyd and Chris Warhurst: Business Strategies and Skills16. Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green: Measuring Skills Stock, Job Skills and Skills MismatchSection IV: Skill Outcomes17. Craig Holmes: The Individual Benefits of Investing in Skills18. Irena Grugulis, Craig Holmes and Ken Mayhew: The Economic and Social Benefits of SkillsSection V: Differing Skill Systems: The Levels of Determination19. Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown and David Ashton: Theorising Skill Formation in the Global Economy20. Gerhard Bosch: Different National Skill Systems21. John Buchanan, Pauline Anderson and Gail Power: Skill Ecosystems22. Alice Lam and David Marsden: Employment Systems, Skills and KnowledgeSection VI: Differing Skill Systems: The Dynamics of Development in a Global Economy23. Caroline Smith: Skill Demands and Developments in the Advanced Economies24. Johnny Sung and Arwen Raddon: Approaches to Skills in the Asian Developmental States25. Mingwei Liu and David Finegold: Emerging Economic Powers: The Transformation of the Skills Systems in China and IndiaSection VII: Current Challenges26. Stuart W. Elliott: Projecting the Impact of IT on Work and Skills in the 2030s27. James Wickham: International Skill Flows and Migration28. Mari Sako: Professional Skills: Impact of Comparative Political Economy29. Wendy Loretto, Chris Phillipson, Sarah Vickerstaff: Skills and Training for the Older Population: Training the New Work Generation30. Leesa Wheelahan: Rethinking Skills Development: Moving Beyond Competency-Based Training31. Terence Hogarth and Lynn Gambin: Who Pays for Skills? Differing perspectives on who should pay and why32. Ewart Keep: Financial Constraints and Policy Implications