Abstracts: February 15th, 2001

Horton SThe International Journal of Public Sector Management, (UK), 2000 Vol 13 No 4

Start page: 306. No of pages: 13

Traces the evolution of the competency movement from its origin in mediaeval times through to the present day. Describes the national skills initiatives of the US government in its bid to increase the country’s economic competitiveness and its investigation of competence in the employment context with a view to understanding the basis of excellence. Touches also on the organizational competencies that denote success. Goes on to outline the development of the competency movement in the UK, drawing comparisons with the US movement and demonstrating how the competency movement has now become an international movement. Ends with an overview of the remaining articles in the journal which relate to competency in the public sector.

Subject(s): COMPETENCES, PUBLIC SECTOR, COMPETITIVENESS, USA, UNITED KINGDOM, SKILLS

Style: Comparative/evaluation

ISSN: 0951-3558. Reference: 29AZ411

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