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Are Skills the Answer?The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries$
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Colin Crouch, David Finegold, and Mari Sako

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294382

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.001.0001

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Corporatist Organizations and the Problem of Rigidity

Corporatist Organizations and the Problem of Rigidity

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(p.135) 5 Corporatist Organizations and the Problem of Rigidity
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Are Skills the Answer?
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Colin Crouch

David Finegold

Mari Sako

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.003.0005

This chapter discusses the role of corporatist organizations and examines alternative associational or corporatist models. The German system presents the fullest example of the role of corporatist association in the provision of vocational skills. Similar approaches are found in two other German-speaking nations, Austria and Switzerland, and in Denmark. This chapter also explores the relationship of Swedish-labour market-corporatism to skills provision and examines the failure of corporatist policy in the UK.

Keywords:   corporatist organizations, corporatist model, vocational skills, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, labour market, corporatism, corporatist policy

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