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Governments, airlines and employees: An evolving relationship from 1940 to 2010

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2014) Governments, airlines and employees: An evolving relationship from 1940 to 2010. Management & Organizational History, 10 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1774-9359. (doi:10.1080/17449359.2014.980266) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57786)

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Abstract

Although lateral hiring (LH) has increasingly come to characterize today's global labor market, past studies have largely overlooked how the practice unfolds as industry structure evolves. This article draws on the human capital theory to examine the evolution of LH and skills formations in the global airline industry from 1940 to 2010. This historical narrative identifies and distinguishes four distinct phases (i.e. golden, human-factor, embryonic and ‘war for talent’) that shed light on the changes in the industry facilitated by deregulation and liberalization. The phases also elucidate the processes and factors that precipitate the fundamental shift from government-funded to employer-funded and then to largely employee-funded training that has emerged to characterize the industry. The implications and contributions to management history are examined.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17449359.2014.980266
Uncontrolled keywords: global airline industry; globalization; human capital; lateral hiring; skills
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 15:21 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57786 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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