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Jewson, Nick; Felstead, Alan; Green, Francis – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article examines what has happened to training in public sector organisations in the UK in a period of austerity. It draws on individual-level data collected over the period 2000-2012 and establishment-level data collected from employer surveys carried out between 2005 and 2012. To understand these data further, 75 qualitative interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Public Sector, Economic Climate
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Bishop, Dan; Felstead, Alan; Fuller, Alison; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna; Kakavelakis, Konstantinos – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
This paper examines two competing systems of work organisation in the British construction industry and their consequences for learning. Under the traditional "adversarial" system, conflict, hostility and litigation between contractors are commonplace. Such a climate actively militates against collective learning and knowledge sharing between…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Construction Industry, Cooperation, Construction (Process)
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Fuller, Alison; Kakavelakis, Kostas; Felstead, Alan; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
This paper explores the nature of the relationship between Head Office and stores in a large British supermarket chain. It focuses on the role played by a range of technological tools available for managing the stock and connecting different parts of the productive system and the implications this has for employee learning in stores. The evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Retailing, Administrative Organization