International Journal of Manpower: Volume 39 Issue 8


An interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics

Table of contents - Special Issue: Labour market matching processes: skills, learning and measurement in the mobile age

Guest Editors: Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, Martin Kahanec, Gábor Kismihók

Educational mismatch in Europe at the turn of the century: Measurement, intensity and evolution

Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, Sudipa Sarkar, Raquel Sebastian, Jose-Ignacio Antón

The purpose of this paper is to present the stylised facts of over-education among European graduates over time (1998–2013), paying special attention to the measurement issues.

Skill mismatch comparing educational requirements vs attainments by occupation

Kea Tijdens, Miroslav Beblavý, Anna Thum-Thysen

The purpose of this paper is to overcome the problems that skill mismatch cannot be measured directly and that demand side data are lacking. It relates demand and supply…

The matching process before and after the crisis in the Netherlands

Pablo de Pedraza, Kea Tijdens, Stefano Visintin

The purpose of this paper is to explore the matching process before and after the Great Recession in the Netherlands. The Dutch case is interesting because it is…

Implementing connectivism by semantic technologies for self-directed learning

Réka Vas, Christian Weber, Dimitris Gkoumas

Connectivism has been proposed to explain the impact of new technologies on learning. According to this approach, learning may occur even outside the individual within an…


Semantic matching of job seeker to vacancy: a bidirectional approach

Sisay Adugna Chala, Fazel Ansari, Madjid Fathi, Kea Tijdens

The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework of an automatic bidirectional matching system that measures the degree of semantic similarity of job-seeker…

Self-employment as a vehicle for labour market integration of immigrants and natives: The role of employment protection legislation

Magdalena Ulceluse, Martin Kahanec

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of employment protection legislation (EPL) on self-employment in a comparative analysis between immigrants and…

rESSuME: Employability Skills Social Media SurvEy

Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, Carlos De Aldama, Chrysanthi Tseloudi

This paper presents rESSuME: Employability Skills Social Media SurvEy, which is a tool developed to understand if and how employers screen candidates’ social media (SM) to…

Antecedents and outcomes of Hungarian nurses’ career adaptability

Sofija Pajic, Ádám Keszler, Gábor Kismihók, Stefan T. Mol, Deanne N. Den Hartog

With the ageing global population the demand for nursing jobs and the requirements for complex care provision are increasing. In consequence, nursing professionals need to…

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