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Skill at work : ideas about skill and their impact on occupational associations in Australia, c.1879-1920

Bell, Jennifer


This thesis attempts to relate the behaviour and policy of occupational associations to skill, skill hierarchies, and ideas about skill through historical analyses of two organisations, the Victorian Operative Bootmakers' Union and the Victorian Institute of Engineers. It is broadly set within the framework of rational choice theory. Consideration of previous literature on the nature and existence of workforce skill led to the conclusion that a study of the relationship between ideas...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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