LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Publisher: Symposium Journals
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: L1, H1
The dominant view today is of a global knowledge-based economy, driven by the application of new technologies, accelerating the shift to high-skilled, high-waged European economies. This view is reflected in the expansion of higher education and the key role of higher education in national and European economic policy. The Lisbon agenda seeks to make the European Union "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion". Not only is education believed to hold the key to international competitiveness but to the foundations of social justice and social cohesion. This article outlines the underlying assumptions of this mantra, which in many respects has changed little since the 1960s when human capital theory gained increasing prominence in education and economic policy (Halsey, 1961). It examines the prospects for the creation of high-skills economies throughout Europe in light of new realities of the global economy. This analysis is based on interviews with senior managers and executives in leading transnational companies and government policy makers in seven countries including China and India. In conclusion, the authors outline a series of issues as a contribution toward a new agenda for education and the knowledge economy within the European Research Area. Following this essay are two responses: (1) "Expanding the Higher Education System and Building World-Class Universities: China's Response to Globalization and the Knowledge Economy." (Wang Yingje); and (2) "Education, Globalisation and the Future of the Knowledge Economy: Three Comments" (Stephan Vincent-Lancrin). (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 25 notes.)
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Chardon, O. & Estrade, M.-A. (2007) Les Métiers en 2015. Paris: La Documentation française.
    • Chauvel, L (2002) Drowning by Numbers. Social Value of Education and Over-education: an assessment of the 'Easterlin Effect' in a Comparative Perspective (France, Germany, the United-Kingdom and the United-States). Working paper 4T: Travail, Temps, Trajectoires et Transitions.
    • Dahlman, C. & Utz, A. (2005) India and the Knowledge Economy. Leveraging Strengths and Opportunities. Washington, DC: World Bank Institute.
    • Dahlman, C., Zhihua Zeng, D. & Wang, S. (2007) Enhancing China's Competitiveness through Lifelong Learning. Washington, DC: World Bank Institute.
    • Foucault, M. ([1974] 1995) Discipline and Punish: the birth of the prison. 2nd edn. New York: Vintage Books.
    • Foray, D. (2004) Knowledge Economics. Boston: MIT Press.
    • Gemmell, N. (1996) Evaluating the Impacts of Human Capital Stocks and Accumulation on Economic Growth: some new evidence, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 58(1), 9-28.
    • Krueger, A.B. & Lindahl M. (2001) Education for Growth: why and for whom? Journal of Economic Literature, 34 (December), 1101-1136.
    • Machin, S. & McNally, S. (2007) Tertiary Education Systems and Labour Markets. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/5/46/38038265.pdf
    • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2004) Innovation in the Knowledge Economy. Paris: OECD.
    • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2005) Learning a Living. Paris: OECD.
    • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2007a) Offshoring and Employment: trends and impacts. Paris: OECD.
    • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2007b) Education at a Glance. Paris: OECD.
    • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2008) Higher Education 2030. Vol. 1: Demography. Paris: OECD.
    • Schomburg, H. & Teichler, U. (2006) Higher Education and Graduate Employment in Europe. Results from Graduate Surveys from Twelve Countries Dordrecht: Springer.
    • Willekens, F. (2008) Demography and Higher Education: the impact on the age structure of staff and human capital formation, in OECD Higher Education 2030. Vol. 1: Demography. Paris: OECD.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article