Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia

John Benson, Howard Gospel, Ying Zhu

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Abstract

Asia has undergone rapid transformation over the past several decades as many countries have embraced new technologies and the processes of globalisation. Over this period the inflow of foreign capital into the region, the level of trade amongst these countries, and trade with other parts of the world has increased substantially. The ensuing economic growth has led to some significant changes in labour markets and the demand for skilled employees and their deployment within organisations. Focusing on a number of developed and developing Asian economies, this book explores the dynamics of workforce development and skill formation, and considers questions of both skills shortages and skills gaps. The book assesses the current state of training in the selected Asian economies, the weaknesses and strengths of their various training approaches, and what the present state of training means for the future economic development of these economies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages266
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780203694213
ISBN (Print)9780415674119, 9781138181762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia
PublisherRoutledge
Volume118

Cite this

Benson, J., Gospel, H., & Zhu, Y. (2013). Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia. (1st ed.) (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia; Vol. 118). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203694213