Training the Next Generation of Knowledge Workers: Readings for Effective Secondary Education & Workplace Learning Practices

By Jonathan H. Westover.

Published by Organization Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US40.00
Book: Electronic $US15.00

In today’s shifting global economy and the emergence of the technology and service-oriented knowledge organization, how do we train the rising generation of knowledge workers with the knowledge, skills, and the ability to perform and add value in a hyper-intensive competitive global marketplace?

What are the methods and strategies for effectively preparing the future knowledge worker generation? What needs to be done in our institutions of higher learning? What initiatives and methods need to be adopted by organizations for greater engaged learning and transference of knowledge to practical application in the workplace? These are just some of the pressing questions facing the organizations of today.

This edited collection provides a comprehensive introduction to organizational learning and explores the wide sweeping impacts for the modern workplace, presenting a wide range of cross-disciplinary research in an organized, clear, and accessible manner. It will be informative to management academics and instructors, while also instructing organizational managers, leaders, and human resource development professions of all types seeking to understand proven practices and methods to train the next generation of knowledge workers that will drive an enhanced competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global economy.

Keywords: Training, Organization learning, Modern Workplace, Global Economy, Knowledge Worker

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 3.956MB). Published by Organization Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Assistant Professor of Business, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Lehi, Utah, USA

Jonathan H. Westover is an Assistant Professor of Business at Utah Valley University. He received a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. As a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Utah, his research interests combined comparative international sociology and the sociology of work and organizations. His ongoing research examines issues of global development, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally.


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