"The Skills That Matter" is an edited collection written by leading academics from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia in the area of skills acquisition, formation and development. It combines academic evidence and policy debates with a critical analysis, making it an asset to students of HRM, industrial relations, sociology of work and business and management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as being a useful resource to researchers and policy makers working in the field of skill formation.
CHRIS WARHURST is Reader in Human Resource Management and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde, UK. - EWART KEEP is Deputy Director of the ESRC funded Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance based at the Universities of Warwick and Oxford , UK. He is a member of the National Skills Taskforce Research Group. - IRENA GRUGULIS is Professor of Employment Studies at the University of Bradford School of Management