Investors in People: Market-Led Voluntarism in Vocational Education and Training

19 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2005

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Kim Hoque

Nottingham University Business School

Scott Taylor

University of Birmingham

Emma Bell

Open University, UK

Abstract

Introduced in the UK in 1991, Investors in People (IiP) provides a benchmark for good training practice. It has become a central feature of the UK government's vocational education and training policy. This article aims to broaden the debate relating to IiP in two ways: first, by reviewing the existing evidence on recognition rates and its impact on training activity; and second, by exploring the new directions that IiP is taking in terms of its redesign and its overseas adoption. Finally, we consider the research agenda and the policy implications that arise from the review.

Suggested Citation

Hoque, Kim and Taylor, Scott and Bell, Emma, Investors in People: Market-Led Voluntarism in Vocational Education and Training. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=688642

Kim Hoque (Contact Author)

Nottingham University Business School ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Scott Taylor

University of Birmingham

Birmingham B15 2TT, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Emma Bell

Open University, UK ( email )

Walton Hall
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

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