ERIC Number: ED412392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Company in Generating Skills. The Learning Effects of Work Organization. Denmark.
Kristensen, Peer Hull; Petersen, James Hopner
The impact of developments in work organizations on the skilling process in Denmark was studied through a macro analysis of available statistical information about the development of workplace training in Denmark and case studies of three Danish firms. The macro analysis focused on the following: Denmark's vocational training system; the Danish labor market; industrial relations; the Danish system of continuing training; and welfare and dualism in the Danish system. The case studies focused on the following: structured continuing training at a Danish engineering plant in a volatile economy; corporate and local continuous training strategies at the branch of a large Copenhagen bank; and the move from informal to formal training at an electronics plant. The case studies confirmed that Denmark's institutional system for vocational and continuing training makes it easy for labor market parties to enter into social contracts on continuing training. All three firms studied have changed their organization of labor to cope better with the economy's volatility. Two of the companies had compulsory frameworks for continued development of workers' qualifications, whereas the third used continuing training to reorganize production and subsequently downgraded continued development of qualifications until only new staff members received training. (32 references) (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Industrial Training, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Off the Job Training, On the Job Training, Organizational Change, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, Training Methods, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Denmark