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The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sarah Williams


The challenge confronting governments around the world today is to enhance the employability of the workforce. Every effort must be made to expand access to higher education, disregard social circumstances, gender, and other such barriers to talent, and to harness human creativity and enterprise to meet the demands of the new economy. However, people who have attained higher education are having trouble finding jobs, with rising stakes for the winners and losers. This book examines what determines the outcome of this race when a degree loses its badge of distinction. It shows how some graduate ... More

Keywords: knowledge economy, management, employability, workforce, higher education, human creativity, enterprise, graduates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip Brown, author
School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Anthony Hesketh, author
Management School, Lancaster University

Sarah Williams, author