Schwalje, Wes (2011): A Conceptual Model of National Skills Formation for Knowledge-based Economic Development.
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The movement of many countries towards knowledge-based economic development requires the transition to more effective skill formation systems. This paper proposes an institutionalist approach to national skills development systems in the advancement towards knowledge-based economic development. There is currently no accepted general framework to analyze national skills development systems which has resulted in countries adopting reactive approaches to skills development problems. The conceptual framework advanced is an integrated, systemic view of national skills formation systems guided by government intervention in light of rampant failures of neo-liberal skills formation approaches that rely upon market mechanisms. The framework contributes to the skills formation literature by reviewing, synthesizing, and building on the literature from a multidisciplinary perspective that considers the relevant institutions and interests of key stakeholders as highly interrelated in the context of knowledge-based economic development and achievement of accompanying economic, political, and social objectives.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A Conceptual Model of National Skills Formation for Knowledge-based Economic Development|
|Keywords:||skills formation; knowledge economy; competitiveness; skills development policy; economic development|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J40 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J41 - Labor Contracts
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
|Depositing User:||Wes Schwalje|
|Date Deposited:||15. Apr 2011 14:47|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 23:43|
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