Theorizing skill formation in the global economy

Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown, David Ashton

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Abstract

Over the past half century a range of theories has been developed to understand the nature of skill, its development and relationship to the economy. These theories have often been competing, with fundamentally different assumptions about the production of skills and their relationship to society. However, recent changes in the nature of economic globalization have raised questions about these theories and their applicability to the present context. In this paper we critically evaluate the dominant skill formation theories and outline an alternative approach that takes into account fundamental changes in the global labour market.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook on Skills and Training
EditorsJ. Buchanan, D. Finegold, K. Mayhew, C. Warhurst
Place of PublicationOxford, U. K.
PublisherOxford University Press
ChapterSection V, Chapter 19
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780199655366, 9780198828013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Digital Taylorism
  • global labour market
  • globalization
  • skills
  • skill development
  • skill formation

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Lauder, H., Brown, P., & Ashton, D. (2017). Theorizing skill formation in the global economy. In J. Buchanan, D. Finegold, K. Mayhew, & C. Warhurst (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Skills and Training Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199655366.013.19

Theorizing skill formation in the global economy. / Lauder, Hugh; Brown, Phillip; Ashton, David.

The Oxford Handbook on Skills and Training. ed. / J. Buchanan; D. Finegold; K. Mayhew; C. Warhurst. Oxford, U. K. : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Lauder, H, Brown, P & Ashton, D 2017, Theorizing skill formation in the global economy. in J Buchanan, D Finegold, K Mayhew & C Warhurst (eds), The Oxford Handbook on Skills and Training. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U. K. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199655366.013.19
Lauder H, Brown P, Ashton D. Theorizing skill formation in the global economy. In Buchanan J, Finegold D, Mayhew K, Warhurst C, editors, The Oxford Handbook on Skills and Training. Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press. 2017 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199655366.013.19
Lauder, Hugh ; Brown, Phillip ; Ashton, David. / Theorizing skill formation in the global economy. The Oxford Handbook on Skills and Training. editor / J. Buchanan ; D. Finegold ; K. Mayhew ; C. Warhurst. Oxford, U. K. : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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