This special issue of the journal is devoted to the contribution of higher education, further education and lifelong learning to the future economy. To consider this question at the time of a pandemic which has created such uncertainty for workers of all ages, and especially the young may seem hazardous but is, nevertheless, pressing. We are living in what Carlotta Perez (2002) identifies as one of a series of technological revolutions that have fundamentally changed the economy, society and arguably education. And while her historical understanding leads to optimism in the long term, she has noted that there are dark stages to all such revolutions. We are currently in one of these stages. While Perez’s concept of stages suggests a form of determinism, we know from the Varieties of Capitalism debates that how nations respond to economic challenges will be informed by their histories and political struggles.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Administration
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management