THE WORKFORCE INFRASTRUCTURE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR POLICY MAKERS. IN: MOVING PEOPLE, GOODS, AND INFORMATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CUTTING-EDGE INFRASTRUCTURES OF NETWORKED CITIES

This chapter on the workforce infrastructure is from a book on moving people, goods, and information in the 21st century. The author explores empirical and analytical issues relevant to policy making for a cutting-edge workforce infrastructure. Topics include the location of modern information technology (IT) workforces (placeless or location-bound), the skill requirements and careers in an IT-driven urban economy, and how to understand and evaluate local workforce-related interventions when the goals are to make metropolitan areas attractive to firms and also to reduce poverty in cities. The author concludes that as knowledge-intensive goods production, information-rich transactions, and information itself come to form the backbone of the U.S. economy, urban competitiveness appears to rest on the ability to maintain labor infrastructure as well as communications and transport networks. The author also comments on the role of policy makers at all levels of government to influence public perceptions about the value of workforce infrastructure investment.

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    Routledge

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  • Authors:
    • Wolf-Powers, L
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00985113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0415281210
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 2005 12:00AM