Business Models and their Implications for Skills

Storey, John and Salaman, Graeme (2008). Business Models and their Implications for Skills. ESRC SKOPE, Cardiff and Oxford.



The dominant political-economic narrative of our time is that, under conditions of global competition with low-wage economies able to undercut even efficient western firms, the only viable and sustainable route to competitiveness is to trade on high value-added goods and services and that these in turn require enhanced skills and knowledge. This kind of analysis finds echo and sustenance in the management literature concerning 'knowledge'. Drawing upon a series of case studies this monograph reveals a more varied and complex pattern of possibilities.

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