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LUBS5320M
Module Reading List

Training and Development, 2018/19, Semester 2
Prof. Irena Grugulis
I.Grugulis@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Key texts:

Grugulis, I. (2007) Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
 
 

Noon, M. and Blyton, P. and Morrell, K. (2013) The realities of work 4th edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wilkinson, A., Redman, T. and Dundon, T. (2017) Contemporary Human Resource Management, 5th edition, London, Prentice Hall, Chapter 5.

Warhurst, C., Mayhew, K., Finegold, D. and Buchanan, J. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training Oxford University Press 2017 ISBN 978-0-19-965536-6

Warhurst, C., Keep, E. and Grugulis, I. (2004) The skills that matter, Basingstoke : Palgrave

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Other texts:

Bach, S. and Edwards, M. (eds) (2013) Managing Human resources 5 th edn. Oxford: Blackwell.

Rainbird, H., Fuller, A. and A. Munro, A. ( 2004) (eds) Workplace learning in context. London: Routledge

Thelen, K. (2004) How institutions evolve : the political economy of skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan. New York: Cambridge University Press

van Wanrooy et al (2013) Employment relations in the shadow of recession : findings from the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study Basingstoke:Palgrave

Warhurst, C., Keep, E. and Grugulis, I. (2004) The skills that matter, Basingstoke: Palgrave

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Internet sites

Students are encouraged to make good use of the Internet for additional material. However, exercise judgement. Typing the essay question into Google is NOT a valid research method. Ask yourself: i s this website a credible source of academic-quality material (e.g. university research bodies, research councils, employers’ associations and trade union sites, the better news and analysis publications)? It is better NOT to include internet-sourced material than to include rubbish from sub-standard sources. You lose marks for using poor material . Also, when using Internet-sourced material, be very careful indeed about plagiarism. (Read the MA Handbook on plagiarism.) Do not cut-and-paste, because we check everyone.

You should also be wary about conducting random internet searches using key words.  There are many, many management journals.  Some are outstanding.  Many are not.  Remember that the reading list is there to help you and that you can find guidance on extending your reading below.  If you choose to ignore the reading list entirely and if your essay draws on a random list of references you are very likely to fail.  In order to make sure you get good marks start your reading with the reading list and the sources we recommend.  If you then wish to go beyond them that is fine but again, start by following the guidance we provide.

While every effort has been made to ensure that all the links below are valid and up-to-date, the web is always developing, and some changes may have occurred. If you have a problem accessing any of these sites, please let the module leader know. Additionally, if you do come across any particularly useful sites please forward the details on to the module leader.

The best site that I am aware of, and of immediate relevance to this course, is that for SKOPE (Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance). SKOPE is an ESRC-funded research centre and wider network of academics based in the Universities of Oxford and Cardiff. Through it you can download skills surveys, short briefings and lengthy reports completely free of charge:

· http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/

In the US, the EPRN (Employment Policy Research Network) focuses research from the USA, Canada and the UK on employment, skills and technology for a public and policy audience:

· http://www.employmentpolicy.org/#sthash.MOFXtbQ2.dpbs

Back in the UK, the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) has valuable links to research on management across the board including research papers and practitioner/policy publications which are freely downloadable from the site:

· http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/15237162/source/subject   

The research Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Society (LLAKES) has more excellent and freely downloadable papers at:

· http://www.llakes.ac.uk/

Policy work for the UK together with papers on key issues can be accessed via the UK Commission for Employment and Skills website at:

· http://www.ukces.org.uk/   

· Professional HR managers’ sites:

o http://www.cipd.co.uk/ The website for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (the UK's professional body for HR/Personnel professionals). See too the web version of its practitioner-oriented magazine (this may require membership to access some sections): http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/index.html

o http://www.personneltoday.net/ Links for the HR magazine Personnel today.

· General research sites:

https://web.archive.org/web/20050319085502/http://www.eiro.eurofound.ie/ An EU-funded industrial relations ‘observatory’ with extensive material on different countries’ approaches to different ER issues. Very useful for short, accurate summaries of key ER elements.

o http://www.employment-studies.co.uk/ Provides extensive on-line summaries of the Institute for Employment Studies reports (though the full versions do cost).

UK Government site: http://www.bis.gov.uk/ and http://www.dfes.gov.uk/index.htm

Trade union sites (helpful for counter-management/ pro-union reports and analysis):

o http://www.tuc.org.uk/ for the TUC, organised around a 'virtual building'.

o http://www.ilo.org/ The International Labour Organisation, a workers’ organisation.

See also:

OECD: http://www.oecd.org/home/

ETUI: http://www.etuc.org/etui/   

UNICE: http://www.unice.org/Content/Default.asp

CBI: http://www.cbi.org.uk/home.html

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Journals

The following journals all contain articles relevant to the module. You should familiarise yourself with these and keep up to date with current issues.

Administrative science quarterly. ISSN: 0001-8392

Academy of Management journal. ISSN: 0001-4273

The Academy of Management review. ISSN: 0363-7425

British Journal of Industrial Relations.

European journal of industrial relations.

Human Relations

Human resource management journal.

International journal of human resource management.

International journal of training and development.

Journal of education and work.

Industrial relations journal.

Journal of vocational education & training.

Organization Science

Organization Studies

Work, employment and society.

Work and occupations.

 

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1. The Nature of Skill

How is skill to be conceptualised and understood? What are the implications of this for studying work? Is training and development always a ‘good’ thing? Who benefits from training? Who should pay for training?

Core Readings:

Grugulis, I. (2007) Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Chapter 2. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Noon, M. and Blyton, P. and Morrell, K. (2013) The Realities of Work, 4th edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wilkinson, A., Redman, T. and Dundon, T. (2017) Contemporary Human Resource Management, 5th edition, London, Prentice Hall, Chapter 5.

Additional Readings:

Bryson, J. (2017) ‘Disciplinary perspectives on skill’ in Warhurst, C., Mayhew, K., Finegold, D. and Buchanan, J. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training Oxford University Press: Oxford

Cappelli, P. (2015) ‘Skill gaps, skill shortages and skill mismatches: evidence and arguments from the United States’ Industrial and labor relations review. ISSN: 0019-7939; 2162-271X 68 (2) pp. 251 - 290

Cockburn, C. (1983) Brothers: male dominance and technological change Pluto Press: London.

Gambin, L. and Hogarth, T. (2017) ‘Who pays for skills? Differing perspectives on Who should pay and Why’ in Warhurst, C., Mayhew, K., Finegold, D. and Buchanan, J. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training Oxford University Press: Oxford

Green, F. (2013) Skills and skilled work : an economic and social analysis Oxford: Oxford University Press

Green, F. (2006) Demanding work : the paradox of job quality in the affluent economy Princeton and Oxford

Grugulis, I. (2003) ‘Putting skills to work: learning and employment at the start of the century’ Human resource management journal. 13 (2) pp. 3 – 12.

James, S. et al. (2013) ‘What we know and what we need to know about graduate skills’ Work, employment and society. 27 (6) pp. 952 - 963

Keep, E. (2005) ‘Skills, training and the quest for the Holy Grail of influence and status’ in Bach, S. (ed.) Managing human resources : personnel management in transition 4 th edition Oxford:Blackwell.

Keep, E. and Mayhew, K. (1999) 'The assessment: knowledge, skills and competitiveness' Oxford review of economic policy. Spring 15 (1) pp. 1 – 16.

Keep, E. and Mayhew, K. (2010) ‘Moving beyond skills as a social and economic panacea’ Work, employment and society. 24(4) 565-577.

Lloyd, C., Warhurst, C. and Dutton, E. (2013) ‘The weakest link? Product market strategies, skill and pay in the hotel industry’ Work, employment and society. 27 (2) pp. 252 - 271

Stuart, M. (2018) ‘Training and development – whose interests does it serve?’ in Gall, G. (ed.) Handbook on the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment Edward Elgar   

 Stuart, M. and Cooney, R. (2008) ‘Training and the limits of supply-side skill developments’, Industrial relations journal. 39(5): 346-353.

Thompson, P. and McHugh, D. (2009) Work Organisations: a critical introduction Fourth edition Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter 3. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Vallas, S. P. (1990) ‘The Concept of Skill: A Critical Review’, Work and occupations., 17(4): 379-3.98.

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2. Comparative Frameworks and National Systems

This session will look at the key determinants of skill formation regimes. Why are some economies seemingly stuck in a ‘low skill equilibrium’, whilst others are not? What are the institutional conditions of high skill economies? The lecture and the workshop will investigate these questions with specific reference to international variation and different national systems.

Core readings:

Bosch, G. (2017) ‘Different national skill systems’ in Warhurst, C., Mayhew, K., Finegold, D. and Buchanan, J. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training Oxford University Press: Oxford

 Bosch, G. and Charest, J. (2008) ‘Vocational training and the labour market in liberal and coordinated economies’, Industrial relations journal. 39(5): 428-447
 

Finegold, D and Soskice, D. (1988) The Failure of Training in Britain: Analysis and Prescription, Oxford review of economic policy., 3(4): 21-53

Grugulis, I. (2007 ) Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text. Palgrave MacMillan. Chapter 3
 

Marchington, M., Wilkinson, A., Donnelly, R. and Knighou, A. (2016) Human Resource Management at Work, 6th Edition, London: CIPD. Chapter 9 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Additional readings:

Ashton, D. and Green, F. (1996). Education, training, and the global economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Ashton, D., Sung, J. and Turbin, J. (2000) ‘Towards a framework for the comparative analysis of national systems of skill formation’, International journal of training and development., 4 (1): 8-25

Busemeyer, M. R. and Trampusch, C. (2012) The political economy of collective skill formation Oxford University Press Chapter One

Coates, D. (2000) Models of capitalism : growth and stagnation in the modern era. Cambridge: Polity

Crouch, C., Finegold, D. and Sako, M. (2001) Are skills the answer? : the political economy of skill creation in advanced industrial countries, Oxford: OUP.

Dieckhoff, M. (2008) ‘Skills and occupational attainment: a comparative study of Germany, Denmark and the UK’ Work, employment and society. 22 (1) pp. 89 - 108

Lloyd, C. (1999) ‘Regulating employment: Implications for skill development in the aerospace industry’, European journal of industrial relations. 5 (2): 163-185.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2004) ‘The political economy of skill: a theoretical approach to developing a high skills strategy in the UK’, in C. Warhurst., I Grugulis. And E. Keep (eds) The skills that matter Palgrave-MacMillan. 207-224.

Miguel Martínez Lucio, Sveinung Skule, Wilfried Kruse, and Vera Trappmann (2007) ‘ Regulating Skill Formation in Europe: German, Norwegian and Spanish Policies on Transferable Skills European journal of industrial relations. 13: 323-340.

Ramirez, P. and Rainbird, H. (2010) ‘Making the connections: bringing skill formation back into global value chain analysis’ Work, employment and society. 24 (4) pp. 699 – 710

Rubery, J. and Grimshaw, D. (2002) The organization of employment : an international perspective Palgrave Macmillan

Thelen, K. (2004) How institutions evolve : the political economy of skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan. CUP. Chapters 1 and 6.

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3. The changing nature of skill

The idea of skills has changed dramatically over the last 30 years and is now primarily used to mean ‘soft’ or ‘social’ skills such as problem solving, communication or teamworking. This lecture explores that shift and considers its implications.

Core readings

Grugulis, I. (2007) Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text Houndsmills: Palgrave Chapter 5.
 

Brown, P. (1995) ‘Cultural capital and social exclusion: some observations on recent trends in education, employment and the labour market’ Work, employment and society. 9(1): 21–51.

Callaghan, G.and P. Thompson. (2002). “We recruit attitude: the selection and shaping of routine call centre labour.” Journal of management studies. 39(2):233-254.

Grugulis, I. (2017) A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about human resource management ISBN: 9781446200810 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9781446200803 (hbk.) : £47.99; 9781473987630 (ePub ebook) : £12.99; 9781473986879 (ebook) : £12.99 Sage Chapter 7 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Payne, J. (2017) ‘The changing meaning of skill: still contested, still important’ in Warhurst, C., Mayhew, K., Finegold, D. and Buchanan, J. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training Oxford University Press: Oxford

Additional Readings

Brown, P.and A. Hesketh. (2004). The mismanagement of talent : employability and jobs in the knowledge economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Darr, A. (2002). “The technicization of sales work: an ethnographic study in the US electronics industry.” Work, employment and society. 16(1): 47-65.

Findlay, P., Findlay, J. and Stewart, R. (2009) ‘The consequences of caring: skills, regulation and reward among early years’ workers’ Work, employment and society. 23 (3) pp. 422 - 441

Grugulis, I. and Vincent, S. (2009) Whose skill is it anyway? Soft skills and polarisation  Work, employment and society. 23 (4) pp 597 – 615 December 2009

Hurrell, S. (forthcoming) ‘Rethinking the soft skills deficit blame game: employers, skills withdrawal and the reporting of soft skills gaps’ Human relations. available online through the Library catalogue

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2009) ‘‘Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’: interrogating new skill concepts in service work – the view from two UK call centres’ Work, employment and society 23 (4) 617-634.

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2017) Skills in the age of over-qualification : comparing service sector work in Europe

Noon, M. and Blyton, P. and Morrell, K. (2013) The realities of work, 4th edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Payne, J. (1999) ‘ All things to all people: changing perceptions of “skill” among Britain’s policy makers since the 1950s and their implications ’ SKOPE Research Paper No. 1 August Oxford and Warwick Universities: SKOPE (downloadable from the SKOPE website).   

Rees, B.and E. Garnsey. (2003). “Analysing competence: gender and identity at work.” Gender, work and organization. 10(5): 551–578.

Rainbird, H., Fuller, M. And Munro, A. (eds.) (2004) Workplace learning in context London: Routledge Chapter 13.

Thompson, P. Et al. (1995) ‘It ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it – production organisation and skill utilisation in commercial vehicles’ Work, employment and society. 9(4): 719-742.

Warhurst, C., Grugulis, I. and Keep, E. (eds.) (2004) The skills that matter Basingstoke:Palgrave Chapters 1, 2, 4 and 7. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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4. Training, Labour Utilisation and Work Organisation

To what extent is the diffusion of new production methods creating demand for new ’flexible’ skills? Is greater flexibility in labour utilisation coinciding with multiskilling or simply task enlargement and work intensification? What are the implications of ’multiskilling’ for HRM?

Core readings

Ackroyd, S. and Procter, S. (1998) British Manufacturing Organisation and Workplace Industrial Relations: Some attributes of the New Flexible Firm, British Journal of Industrial Relations. 36(2): 164-183.

Felstead, A., Ashton, D. and Green, F. (2001) ‘Paying the Price for Flexibility? Training, Skills and Non-Standard Jobs in Britain’, International Journal of Employment Studies, 9(1): 25-60.

Green, F. (2001) ‘It’s Been a Hard Days Night: The Concentration and Intensification of Work in Late Twentieth-Century Britain’, British Journal of Industrial Relations., 39(1): 53-80.

Kalleberg, A.L. (2003) ‘Flexible Firms and Labour Market Segmentation; Effects of Workplace Restructuring on Jobs and Workers’, Work and occupations., 30(2): 154-75.

Kelliher, C. and Riley, M. (2003) Beyond Efficiency: Some By-products of Functional Flexibility, The Services Industry Journal, 23(4): 98-113. Available online

O'Reilly, J (1992) Where Do You Draw The Line, Work. Employment and Society, 6 (3): 369-396. Available online 

Storey, J., Quintas, P., Taylor, P. and Fowle, W. (2001) ‘ Flexible employment contracts and their implications for product and process innovation’, International journal of human resource management., 13 (1): 1–18.

Whittard, J. and Reeves, K. (2001) Training and Flexible Labour: Nurses in a New South Wales Public Hospital, International Journal of Employment Studies, 9(1): 163-184.

Additional readings

Atkinson, J. (1984), Manpower Strategies for Flexible Organisations , Personnel management. August: 28-31. - Available online: https://www.stonebridge.uk.com/uploads/courses/566.pdf

Leigh, D. and Gifford, K. (1999) ‘Workplace transformation and worker upskilling: the perspective of individual workers’, Industrial relations., 38(2).

Payne, J (2011) Fronting Up to skills utilisation: what can we learn from Scotland's skills utilisation projects?, Policy studies. ISSN: 0144-2872, 33 (5); 419-438.

Pollert, A. (1988) Dismantling Flexibility, Capital & class., 34; 42-75.

Tomaney, J. (1990) ‘The reality of workplace flexibility’, Capital & class., 40: 29-55.

Womack, J.P., Jones, D.T. and Roos, D. (1990) The Machine that Changed the World, New York: Rawson.

 

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5. Managing Culture

A consistent, strong organisational culture, set and managed by management, was once considered a pre-requisite for high performance. This session critically examines that assumption, explores what is meant by company culture and reviews what actually happens when firms attempt to manage their cultures.

Core readings

Grugulis, I. (2007 ) Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text. Palgrave MacMillan. Chapter 7.
 

Wilkinson, A., Redman, T. and Dundon, T. (2017) Contemporary Human Resource Management, 5th edition, London, Prentice Hall, Chapter 9.

Additional readings

Feldman, S. P. (2004) ‘The culture of objectivity: quantification, uncertainty and the evaluation of risk at NASA’ Human relations.. 57 (6) pp. 691 - 718

Grugulis, I. Dundon, T. and Wilkinson, A (2000) ‘ Cultural Control and the `Culture Manager': Employment Practices in a Consultancy’, Work, employment and society. 14 (1): 97-116.

Grugulis, I. and Wilkinson, A. (2002) ‘ Managing Culture at British Airways: Hype, Hope and Reality’, Long Range Planning. 35 (2): 179 - 194.

Hyde, P. and Davies, H.T.O. (2004) ‘Service design, culture and performance: collusion and co-production in healthcare’ Human relations. 57 (11) pp. 1407 - 1426

Jennings, P. (2013) ‘Down with Big Brother!’ The End of ‘Corporate Culturalism? ’, Journal of management studies. 50 (3): 474-495.

Kinnie, N., S. Hutchinson, and J. Purcell. (2000). "Fun and surveillance: the paradox of high commitment management in call centres." International journal of human resource management. 11(5):967-985.

Ogbonna, E. and Harris, L. C. (2002) ‘Organisational culture: a ten year two phase study of change in the UK food retailing sector’ Journal of management studies. 39 (5) pp. 673 - 706

Robertson, M., H. Scarbrough, and J. Swan (2003) ‘Control - what control? ' Culture and ambiguity within a knowledge intensive firm.’ Journal of management studies. 40(4):831 - 858.

Rowlinson, M. and Hassard, J. (1993) ‘The invention of corporate culture: a history of the histories of Cadbury’ Human relations. 46 (3) pp. 299 - 326

Weeks, J. (2004) Unpopular culture : the ritual of complaint in a British bank University of Chicago Press

Willmott, H. (1993) ‘Strength is Ignorance; Slavery is Freedom : Managing Culture in Moodern Organizations’, Journal of management studies. 30 (4): 525-552.

Willmott, H. (2013) ‘The Substitution of One Piece of Nonsense for Another’: Reflections on Resistance, Gaming, and Subjugation’, Journal of management studies. 50 (3): 443-473.

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6. Knowledge Work

Knowledge work is variously presented as work that demands high (professional) skills or the management of knowledge in the workplace. This session examines knowledge work in practice together with the difference between knowledge work and knowledgeable workers.

Core readings:

Wilkinson, A., Redman, T. and Dundon, T. (2017) Contemporary Human Resource Management, 5th edition, London, Prentice Hall Chapter 18

Grugulis, I. (2007) Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text Houndsmills: Palgrave Chapter 9.
 

McKinlay, A. (2005). "Knowledge Management." in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization, edited by S. Ackroyd, R. Batt, P. Thompson, and P.S. Tolbert. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
 

Noon, M. and Blyton, P. and Morrell, K. (2013) The Realities of Work, 4th edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 8.
 

Thompson, P. et al (2001) 'Ignorant theory and knowledgeable workers: interrogating the connections between knowledge, service and skills' Journal of management studies. November 38 (7) pp 923 – 942.

Additional readings

Alvesson, M.and D. Karreman. (2001). "Odd couple: making sense of the curious concept of knowledge management." Journal of management studies. 38(7):995 - 1018.

Hackley, C. (2000). "Silent running: tacit, discursive and psychological aspects of management in a top UK advertising agency." British journal of management. ISSN: 1045-3172 11:239 - 254.

Hodgson, D., Paton, S. and Muzio, D. (2015) Something Old, Something New? Competing Logics and the Hybrid Nature of New Corporate Professions  British journal of management. ISSN: 1045-3172, 26(4) 745-759

Kamoche, K. and Maguire, K. (2011) ‘Pit sense: appropriate of practice based knowledge in a UK coal mine’ Human relations. 64 (5) pp. 725 - 744

Konstantinou, E. and Fincham, R. (2011) ‘Not sharing but trading: applying a Maussian exchange framework to knowledge management’ Human relations. 64 (6) pp. 823 - 842

Kunda, G.and G. Ailon-Souday. (2005). "Managers, markets and ideologies: design and devotion revisited." in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization, edited by S. Ackroyd, R. Batt, P. Thompson, and P.S. Tolbert. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Nicolini, D. (2007) ‘Stretching out and expanding work practices in time and space: the case of telemedicine’ Human relations. 60 (6) pp. 889 - 920

Robertson, M., H. Scarbrough, and J. Swan (2003). "'Control - what control? ' Culture and ambiguity within a knowledge intensive firm." Journal of management studies. 40(4):831 - 858.

Robertson, M., H. Scarbrough, and J. Swan. (2003). "Knowledge Creation in Professional Service Firms: Institutional Effects." Organization Studies. 24(6):831-857.

Storey, J.and P. Quintas. (2001). "Knowledge management and HRM." in Human Resource Management: a critical text, edited by J. Storey. London: Thomson Learning. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Thompson, P. (2004). " Skating on thin ice:the knowledge economy myth." Glasgow: University of Strathclyde/ Big Thinking.

Willem, A. and Scarbrough, H. (2006) ‘Social capital and political bias in knowledge sharing: an exploratory study’ Human relations. 59 (10) pp. 1343 - 1370

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7. Workplace Learning

What is Employee Development and how is the development of employees being affected by contemporary developments? What does empirical evidence tell us are the experiences of employees in the contemporary world? Is workplace learning an individual or social phenomenon? Should the workplace be the seat of developmental or adaptive learning? These issues are considered in the context of increased competition and change.

Core readings

Grugulis, I. (2007 ) Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text. Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan. Chapter 9.

Wilkinson, A. and Redman, T. (2017) Contemporary Human Resource Management, 5th edition, London, Prentice Hall.

Lave, J. and Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning : legitimate peripheral participation ISBN: 0521423740 (pbk); 0521413087, Cambridge University Press.

McKinlay, A. (2005). "Knowledge Management." in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization, edited by S. Ackroyd, R. Batt, P. Thompson, and P.S. Tolbert. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Noon, M. and Blyton, P. and Morrell, K. (2013) The Realities of Work, 4th edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 8.

Thompson, P. et al (2001) 'Ignorant theory and knowledgeable workers: interrogating the connections between knowledge, service and skills' Journal of management studies. November 38 (7) pp 923 – 942.

Additional readings

Alvesson, M.and D. Karreman. (2001). "Odd couple: making sense of the curious concept of knowledge management." Journal of management studies. 38(7):995 - 1018.

Hislop, D. (2013). Knowledge Management in Organizations: A Critical Introduction, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press.

Felstead, A., Fuller, A., Jewson, N. and Unwin, L. (2009). Improving working as learning ISBN: 9780415496469 paperback; 9780415496452 hardback; 0415496454 hardback; 0415496462 paperback, Routledge, London and New York.

Foucault, M. (1977). Power / Knowledge: Selected Interviews & Other Writings 1972-1977, Pantheon Books New York.

Kamoche, K. and Maguire, K. (2011) ‘Pit sense: appropriate of practice based knowledge in a UK coal mine’ Human relations. 64 (5) pp. 725 - 744

Konstantinou, E. and Fincham, R. (2011) ‘Not sharing but trading: applying a Maussian exchange framework to knowledge management’ Human relations. 64 (6) pp. 823 - 842

Kunda, G.and G. Ailon-Souday. (2005). "Managers, markets and ideologies: design and devotion revisited." in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization, edited by S. Ackroyd, R. Batt, P. Thompson, and P.S. Tolbert. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Nicolini, D. (2007) ‘Stretching out and expanding work practices in time and space: the case of telemedicine’ Human relations. 60 (6) pp. 889 - 920

Robertson, M., H. Scarbrough, and J. Swan (2003). "'Control - what control? ' Culture and ambiguity within a knowledge intensive firm." Journal of management studies. 40(4):831 - 858.

Robertson, M., H. Scarbrough, and J. Swan. (2003). "Knowledge Creation in Professional Service Firms: Institutional Effects." Organization Studies. 24(6):831-857.

Storey, J.and P. Quintas. (2001). "Knowledge management and HRM." in Human Resource Management: a critical text, edited by J. Storey. London: Thomson Learning.

Thompson, P. (2004). " Skating on thin ice:the knowledge economy myth." Glasgow: University of Strathclyde/ Big Thinking.

Willem, A. and Scarbrough, H. (2006) ‘Social capital and political bias in knowledge sharing: an exploratory study’ Human relations. 59 (10) pp. 1343 - 1370

 

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8. Presentation Briefing

 

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9. Trade Unions and the New Bargaining Agenda

The trade union learning agenda, in its current form, is around 20 years old. To what extent has there been an impact in the workplace and the union movement more widely? Are unions pursuing new strategic agendas around workplace development? Are we witnessing the rise of ‘learning partnerships’ and employee learning represenatives? What tensions exist in the furtherance of such developmental strategies at the workplace? This session also considers the extent to which training and development offer a new settlement in terms of employment relations that is focused on ‘mutual gains’ bargaining at the workplace. Does training offer the possibility for more cooperative relations between management and employees, where both sides get benefits?

Core readings

McIlroy, J. (2008) “Ten years of New Labour: Workplace learning, social partnership and union revitalisation in Britain”, British Journal of Industrial Relations., 46(2): 283–313.

Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook, H., and Winterton, J. (2013) Who stands to gain from union-led learning in Britain? Evidence from surveys of learners, union officers and employers, Economic and industrial democracy., 34 : 227 - 246.

Stuart, M. and Martínez Lucio, M. (2005) ‘Partnership and modernisation in employment relations; An introduction’, in M. Stuart and M. Martínez Lucio (Eds) Partnership and modernisation in employment relations, London and New York: Routledge. 1-22.

Stuart, M. and Wallis, E. (2007) ‘Partnership-based approaches to learning in the context of restructuring: a seven country study on trade union innovation’, European journal of industrial relations., 13(3): 301-321.

Stuart, M. (2007) The industrial relations of learning and training: a new consensus or new politics’, European journal of industrial relations., 13(3): 269-280.

Streeck, W. (1992) ‘Training and the new Industrial Relations: a strategic role for unions? ’, in Regini, M. (ed) The future of labour movements. London: Sage. 250-269. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Additional readings

Buchanan, J., Watson, I. and Briggs, C. (2004) ‘Skill and the renewal of labour: the classical wage-earner model and left productivism in Australia’, in C. Warhurst., I Grugulis. And E. Keep (eds) The skills that matter. Palgrave MacMillan. 186-206

Clough, B. (2012) ‘The role and impact of unions on learning and skills policy and practice: a review of the research’, Research Paper 12, London: unionlearn. Available online: https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/sites/default/files/publication/Research%20Paper%2016.pdf

Clough, B. (2010) ‘Union Learning Representatives: State Agents or Social Partners? ’, Labour & industry : a journal of the social and economic relations of work., The Journal of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 21(2): 495–512. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Green, F., Felstead, A. & Gallie, D., 2015. The Declining Volume of Workers’ Training in Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations. ISSN: 0007-1080.

Heyes, J. (2007) ‘Training, social dialogue and collective bargaining in Western Europe’, Economic and industrial democracy., 28(2): 239-258.

Hyman, R. (2005). Trade unions and the politics of the European social model, Economic and industrial democracy. 26(1): 9-40.

Lloyd C. and Payne J. (2006) ‘ British Trade Unions and the Learning and Skills Agenda: an assessment’, SKOPE Issues, Paper 12. - Available online: http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/?person=british-trade-unions-and-the-learning-and-skills-agenda-an-assessment

McIlroy, J. and Croucher, R. (2013) ‘British trade unions and the academics: The case of Unionlearn, Capital & class. 37: 263-284.

Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Witz, A. and Cullen, A-M. and Watt, A. (2003) ‘Bringing in the Excluded? Aesthetic Labour, Skills and Training in the New Economy’, Journal of education and work., 16(2); 185-203.

Rainbird, H. and Stuart, M. (2011) The state and the union learning agenda in Britain, Work, employment and society., 25(2): 202-217.

Skule, S., Stuart, M. and Nyen, T. (2002) ‘Training and development in Norway’, International journal of training and development., 6(4): 263-276.

Wallis, E., Stuart, M. and Greenwood, I. (2005) ‘‘Learners of the workplace unite!’ An empirical examination of the UK Trade Union Learning Representative’, Work, employment and society., 19(2): 283-304.

Warhurst,C., Mayhew, K., Finegold, D., and Buchanan (2017) 'The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training', Oxford, Oxford University Press.

 

Winterton, J. (2007) ‘Building Social Dialogue over Training and Learning: European and National Developments’, European journal of industrial relations., 2007; 13: 281-300.

 

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10. Skills and Performance

Core reading

Cutler, T. (1992) ‘Vocational training and British economic performance: a further instalment of the British Labour Problem’, Work, employment and society., 6 (2).

Felstead, A., Gallie, D., Green, F. and Zhou, Y. ( 2007 ) Skills at Work 1986–2006. Oxford: SKOPE and ESRC. - Available online: https://orca.cf.ac.uk/68042/1/Skills%20at%20Work,%201986%20to%202006.pdf

Grugulis, I. and Stoyanova, D. (2011) ‘Skill and Performance’, British Journal of Industrial Relations., 49 (3): 515–536.

Harley, B. (2005) ‘Hope or Hype? High-Performance Work Systems’, in B. Harley, J. Hyman and P. Thompson (eds), Participation and democracy at work : essays in honour of Harvie Ramsay. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Keep, E. Mayhew, K. and Corney, M. (2002), ' Review of the Evidence on the Rate of Returns to Employers of Investment in Training and Employer Training Measures '. Department of Trade and Industry, London: dti. - Available online: http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/?person=review-of-the-evidence-of-the-rate-of-return-to-employers-of-investment-in-training-and-employer-training-measures

Machin, S. and Vignoles, A. (2001) ‘ The Economic Benefits of Training to the Individual, the Firm and the Economy: the Key Issues ’, Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics, Conference paper, April. - Available online: http://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv%3A5528

Mason, G. and Wagner, K. (2002) Skills, performance and new technologies in the British and German automotive components industries, Department for Education and Skills, London: DfES.

Additional reading

Ashton, D. and Green, F. (1996) Education, training, and the global economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Chapter 3.

Felstead, A., Green, F. and Mayhew, K. (1997) Getting the measure of training : a report on training statistics in Britain Centre for Industrial Policy and Performance, University of Leeds.

Green, F. (2010) ‘ Unions and Skills Utilisation ’, Research Paper 11, London: unionlearn.

Heyes, J. and Stuart, M. (1996) ‘Does training matter? Employee experiences and attitudes’, Human resource management journal., Vol.6, No.3

Lloyd, C. and Payne, J. (2002) ' In Search of the High Skills Society: Some Reflections on Current Visions' . SKOPE Working Paper 32, Oxford and Warwick Universities - Available online: http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/?person=in-search-of-the-high-skills-society-some-reflections-on-current-visions

Prais, S.J. (1995) Productivity, education and training : an international perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Steedman, H. and Wagner, K. (1989) ‘Productivity, machinery and skills: clothing manufacture in Britain and Germany’, National Institute economic review.., No. 128, 40-57.

This list was last updated on 29/01/2019