International Journal of Manpower: Volume 34 Issue 4


An interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics

Table of contents - Special Issue: Bringing Sen's capability approach to work and human resource practice

Guest Editors: Dilip Subramanian, Joan Miquel Verd, Josiane Vero, Bndicte Zimmermann

Bringing Sen’s capability approach to work and human resource practices

Dilip Subramanian, Joan Miquel Verd, Josiane Vero, Bénédicte Zimmermann

The aim of this paper is to introduce the special issue of the International Journal of Manpower on capabilities, work and human resource policies and practices. After…


The capability to aspire for continuing training in France : The role of the environment shaped by corporate training policy

Marion Lambert, Josiane Vero

The purpose of this paper is to assess the French reform of employees’ access to lifelong learning by addressing the issue of the relationship between corporate training…

Training and capabilities in French firms: How work and organisational governance matter

Dilip Subramanian, Bénédicte Zimmermann

The purpose of this tri‐sectoral comparative study is to analyze the scope and content of vocational training policies, and their practical implications and outcomes for…

Employer strategies, capabilities and career development: two case studies of Spanish service firms

Martí López‐Andreu, Joan Miquel Verd

The purpose of this paper is to analyse how company policies and strategies affect career development opportunities.


Individual pathways of prior learning accreditation in France: From individual to collective responsibilities

Anne‐Juliette Lecourt

The purpose of this paper is to analyze employees’ trajectories within the Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning process (APEL) in France. It seeks to understand how…

A capability approach to restructuring processes: Lessons from a Swiss and a French case study

Jean‐Michel Bonvin, Maël Dif‐Pradalier, Eric Moachon

The purpose of this paper is to examine to what extent and under which conditions restructuring processes allow workers to effectively voice their concerns, with a view to…


Restructuring processes and capability for voice: case study of Volkswagen, Brussels

Jean De Munck, Isabelle Ferreras

This paper aims to use the Capability Approach in order to shed light on the capability for voice of workers in an industrial restructuring process.

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