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The German skills machine : sustaining comparative advantage in a global economy / edited by Pepper D. Culpepper and David Finegold
Bib ID 1600339
Format BookBook
Description New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, 1999 
xii, 482 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
xii, 482 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1571811443
Series

Policies and institutions ; v. 3.

Summary

"Combining an examination of the competitiveness of the German training system with an analysis of the robustness of the political institutions that support it, this volume seeks to understand the extent to which the German system for imparting craft skills can adjust to changes in the organization of production in the advanced industrial states."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Introduction: Still a Model for the Industrialized Countries? / Pepper D. Culpepper
  • Pt. I. Threats to the German System in Comparative Perspective. Ch. 1. The German Apprenticeship System under Strain / Karin Wagner. Ch. 2. Craft Production in Crisis: Industrial Restructuring in Germany during the 1990s / Gary Herrigel and Charles F. Sabel. Ch. 3. The German Skill-Creation System and Team-Based Production: Competitive Asset or Liability? / David Finegold and Karin Wagner
  • Pt. II. Distributive Outcomes of the German Training System. Ch. 4. Vocational Training and Job Mobility in Comparative Perspective / Thomas Hinz. Ch. 5. Gender and Skills: Distributive Ramifications of the German Skill System / Helga Kruger. Ch. 6. Continuing Occupational Training in an Aging German Economy / Jutta Gatter
  • Pt. III. International Experiments with In-Firm Training.
  • Ch. 7. Individual Choice, Collective Action, and the Problem of Training Reform: Insights from France and Eastern Germany / Pepper D. Culpepper. Ch. 8. Sectoral Training Initiatives in the US: Building Blocks of a New Workforce Preparation System? / Eric Parker and Joel Rogers. Ch. 9. Building a Governance Structure for Training? Employers, Government and the TEC Experiment in Britain / Stewart Wood
  • Conclusion: The Future of the German Skill-Creation System: Conclusions and Policy Options / David Finegold.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-468) and index.

Subjects Occupational training -- Germany.  |  Vocational education -- Germany.
Other authors/contributors Finegold, David  |  Culpepper, Pepper D

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