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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


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 study of the diversity of institutional forms taken by modern capitalism, and the difficulties currently surrounding the survival of that diversity. Most discussions of this theme analyse economic institutions and governance in general. This book is more specific, focusing on the key area of skill creation. The second theme is that of vocational education and training in its own right. While sharing ... More

Keywords: occupational skills, industrialised countries, diversity, institutional forms, modern capitalism, economic institutions, skill creation, vocational education and training, competitive advantage, global economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294382
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Crouch, author
Trinity College, Oxford
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David Finegold, author
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Mari Sako, author
Said Business School, University of Oxford
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