A missing link: national economic aspirations and training and learning in firms

Martyn Sloman (Visiting Professor, at Kingston Business School, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, UK)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Publication date: 6 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider critically Government policy options in achieving growth through skills acquisition and deployment.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach takes the form of a review of policies drawing on literature from a number of countries.

Findings

Government has a tendency to offer macro‐solutions to a micro problem and is impotent as a result. The main hope lies in long‐term development through the education system.

Practical implications

The paper argues for a change in perspective from Government and a shift away from unhelpful initiatives. It calls for a long‐term investment in education.

Originality/value

The paper links the Government's macro‐economic policies with the micro‐ implications at the level of the firm.

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Citation

Sloman, M. (2011), "A missing link: national economic aspirations and training and learning in firms", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 43 No. 6, pp. 343-348. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197851111160469

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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