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Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries

Colin Crouch, David Finegold, and Mari Sako

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294382
eISBN:
9780191685040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

This study of the problems confronting institutions for the creation of occupational skills in seven advanced industrialised countries contributes to two different areas of debate. The first is the ... More


A place in the sun—occupational groups’ professionalization projects and other status and influence ambitions

Mats Alvesson

in The Triumph of Emptiness: Consumption, Higher Education, and Work Organization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199660940
eISBN:
9780191918308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660940.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

In an age of high—even galloping—expectations of better working and living conditions, higher status, and an active role in a ‘knowledge-intensive society’, it is hardly surprising that many ... More


The triumph of imagology—a paradise for tricksters?

Mats Alvesson

in The Triumph of Emptiness: Consumption, Higher Education, and Work Organization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199660940
eISBN:
9780191918308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660940.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Having addressed the three broad subject matters in Chapters 2–9—consumption, higher education, and working life/organizations—it is now time to connect these themes, to formulate additional ideas, ... More


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