Varieties of Capitalism and Investments in Human Capital

Marc Goergen, Chris J Brewster, Geoffrey Wood, Adrian Wilkinson

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This paper explores the relationship between national institutional archetypes and investments in training and development. A recent trend within the literature on comparative capitalism has been to explore the nature and extent of heterogeneity within the coordinated market economies (CMEs) of Europe. Based on a review of the existing comparative literature on training and development, and comparative firm-level survey evidence of differences in training and development practices, we both support and critique existing country clusters and argue for a more nuanced and flexible categorization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-527
Number of pages27
JournalIndustrial Relations
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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