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Enterprise learning in action Education and economic renewal for the twenty first century by Dale E. Shuttleworth pdf download

Enterprise learning in action Education and economic renewal for the twenty-first century by Dale E. Shuttleworth pdf download. On December 18, 1991 General Motors shocked the world when it announced a massive industrial retrenchment that would reduce its workforce by 71,000 over the next four years. Twenty-one plants would be closed and office and managerial staff reduced by 20,000. This is not only the world’s largest company but the planet’s 20th largest economic unit, with a Gross National Product larger than Finland, Denmark, Norway and Saudi Arabia.

Enterprise learning in action Education and economic renewal for the twenty first century by Dale E. Shuttleworth pdf download

This is the corporation celebrated in William Whyte Jr.’s 1956 classic The Organization Man, which describes people who not only work for “The Organization” but “belong” to it as well. “They are the ones of our middle class who have left home, spiritually as well as physically, to take the vows of organization life, and it is they who are the mind and soul of our great self-perpetuating institutions” (Whyte, 1956).

Enterprise learning in action Education and economic renewal for the twenty first century by Dale E. Shuttleworth pdf download

How the economy has changed in 35 years! No longer can we depend upon multinational corporate security to guarantee “the job for life.” In the recession of the 1990s we are seeing plant closures throwing “The Organization Man” out onto the street, where he may never again find ongoing employment. It isn’t just the semi-skilled blue-collar worker who faces this fate. The well-educated white-collar employee has also seen his dream of employment security turn to despair and disillusionment. We have reached the end of an era for most western nations in which spiraling prosperity has been replaced by a sense of dread about the future. The post-industrial age has arrived. Whom do we blame for the hollow dream? How can we protect our standard of living as we reach for the twenty-first century?

Enterprise learning in action Education and economic renewal for the twenty first century by Dale E. Shuttleworth pdf download

Enterprise learning in action Education and economic renewal for the twenty first century by Dale E. Shuttleworth pdf download

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