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The global emergence of workforce development

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  • The global emergence of workforce development
  • Jacobs, Ronald L.; Hawley, Joshua D.
  • Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training


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Title The global emergence of workforce development
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Jacobs, Ronald L.; Hawley, Joshua D.

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[Seoul]:Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training

Date 2007-11
Pages 31
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education

Abstract

Scholars and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds have begun to use the term workforce development. This increasing usage requires sustained effort to create the theoretical background for the new term. The article reviews the reasons that the term has become more important, focusing on five converging concepts: 1) globalization, 2) technology, 3) the new economy, 4) political change, and 5) demographic shifts. This background serves as foundation for a new definition of workforce development that rests on a simultaneous consideration of individual, organization, and societal levels. Finally, the chapter discusses the implications of workforce development on the thinking of policy makers, researchers, and practitioners alike.