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The Skills That Matter : Critical Perspectives on Work and Organi - Chris Warhurst

The Skills That Matter

Critical Perspectives on Work and Organi

Paperback Published: 1st October 2005
ISBN: 9781403906397
Number Of Pages: 276

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The Skills That Matter is an edited collection written by leading academics from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia in the area of skills acquisition, formation and development. It combines academic evidence and policy debates with a critical analysis, making it an asset to students of HRM, industrial relations, sociology of work and business and management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as being a useful resource to researchers and policy makers working in the field of skill formation.

List of Acronyms
Notes on the Contributors
What's Happening to 'Skill'?p. 1
Conceptual Confusions: Emotion Work as Skilled Workp. 19
Skills that Matter and Shortages that Don'tp. 38
The Interdependence of Social and Technical Skills in the Sale of Emergent Technologyp. 55
Training Reform in a Weakened State: Australia 1987-2000p. 72
Exploring the Concept of Employer Demand for Skills and Qualifications: Case Studies from the Public Sectorp. 91
What is 'Skill'? Training for Discipline in the Low-Wage Labour Marketp. 109
The Institutionalisation of Skill in Britain and Germany: Examples from the Construction Sectorp. 128
Job Complexity and Task Discretion: Tracking the Direction of Skills at Work in Britainp. 148
Lifelong Learning and Workplace Relations: Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet, Worshipping Different Gods?p. 170
Skill and the Renewal of Labour: The Classical Wage-Earner Model and Left Productivism in Australiap. 186
The Political Economy of Skill: A Theoretical Approach to Developing a High Skills Strategy in the UKp. 207
'Old Nurses with New Qualifications are Best': Competing Ideas about the Skills that Matter in Nursing in Estonia, France, Germany and the UKp. 225
Skill Trends Under Capitalism and the Socialisation of Productionp. 242
Author Indexp. 261
Subject Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9781403906397
ISBN-10: 1403906394
Series: Critical Perspectives on Work and Organi
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st October 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1