Education, Competitiveness and Technological Performance: An Evolutionary-Ecological Approach to Human Capital Formation (Hardback)Aurora Teixeira (author)
Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 01/09/2005
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This work investigates how it is possible for human capital accumulation to fail in delivering modernisation to middle-income countries. This failure is a consequence of the disruptive effects of knowledge accumulation as firms simultaneously seek a means to survive and to increase their competitiveness in a globalising economy. The work proposes a rational economic explanation for a pervasive phenomenon that has so far been neglected by the mainstream human capital theory - the commonly observed pattern of relative inertia in the demand for human capital accumulation in middle-income countries. The book makes a major contribution to understanding the possibility of `low level' equilibrium `traps' in the development process and poses a challenging set of issues for future research and policy consideration.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm
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