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Prof Phillip Brown 


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Books

2010 (Sept) The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs and Rewards, Brown, P., Lauder, H. and Ashton, D.,  New York: Oxford University Press, pp.224. More...

2010 ‘Skill Webs and International Human Resource Management: Lessons from a Study of the Global Skill Strategies of Transnational Companies’, International Human Resource Management, Ashton, D., Brown, P. and Lauder, H. 

2009 ‘Economic Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Consequences for Higher Education’, in M.W.Apple, S.Ball and L.A.Gandin (Eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education, London: Routledge. Lauder, H. and Brown, P. More...

2009 ‘Globalization, International Education, and the Formation of a Transnational Class?, in F.Rizvi and T.Popkewitz (Eds.) Globalization and the Study of Education, Yearbook of the National Society for the Study  of Education, (NSSE), Chicago: Blackwell. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2009 Sociology of Education: A Critical History and Prospects for the Future, Oxford Review of Education, 35, 5, pp.569-85. Lauder, H., Brown, P. and Halsey, A.H. More...

2009 Developing a Theory of Skill for Global HR, in P.Sparrow (Ed.) Handbook of International Human Resource Management, Chichester: John Wiley. pp.321-339. Ashton, D., Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2009 Education, Meritocracy and the Global War for Talent, Journal of Education Policy, 24,4,377-92, Brown, P. and Tannock, S. More...

2008 Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Varieties of Capitalism Approach, New Political Economy, 13,1,19-35. Lauder, H., Brown, P., and Ashton, D. More...

2008 Education, Globalisation and the Future of the Knowledge Economy, European Educational Research Journal, 7,2,131-56. Brown, P., Lauder, H. & Ashton, D. More...

2004 The MisManagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy, P.Brown and A.Hesketh with S.Williams, Oxford University Press . More...

2001 High Skills: Globalization, Competitiveness and Skill Formation, P.Brown, A.Green and H.Lauder, Oxford University Press. More...

2001 Capitalism and Social Progress: The Future of Society in a Global Economy, P.Brown and H.Lauder, Palgrave Press. Read 'Chapter One: Introduction'. Translated into Chinese, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp.447, 2006. More...

1994 Higher Education and Corporate Realities: Class, Culture and the Decline of Graduate Careers, London: UCL Press. Brown, P. & Scase, R., pp.197.

1990 Intermediate Treatment: Key Findings and Implications from a National Survey, London, HMSO, pp.192. Bottoms A., Brown, P., McWilliams B., McWilliams W. and Nellis M.

1987 Schooling Ordinary Kids: Inequality, Unemployment and the New Vocationalism, London: Tavistock, pp.210.

 

Volumes

2006 Education, Globalization and Social Change, H.Lauder, P.Brown, J.A.Dillabough and A.H.Halsey (Editors), Oxford University Press, pp.i-xxvii + pp.1182, More...

1997 Education: Culture, Economy and Society. Halsey, A.H., Lauder, H., Brown, P. & Wells, A.S. (eds.) Oxford University Press, pp.i-xxii + 819.

1994 A New Europe: Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion, London: UCL Press/British Sociological Association. Brown, P. & Crompton, R. (Eds.), pp.252.

1992 Education for Economic Survival: From Fordism to Post- Fordism?, London: Routledge, pp.267. Brown, P. & Lauder, H. (Eds.)

1991 Poor Work: Disadvantage and the Division of Labour, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.168. Brown, P. & Scase, R. (Eds.)

1990 Childhood, Youth and Social Change: A Comparative Perspective, Lewes: Falmer, pp.278. Chisholm L., Buchner P., Kruger H. & Brown, P. (Eds.)

1989 Beyond Thatcherism: Social Policy, Politics and Society, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.159. Brown, P. & Sparks, R. (Eds.).

1988 Education: In Search of a Future, Lewes: Falmer, pp.252. Lauder, H. & Brown, P. (Eds.).

1987 Education, Unemployment and Labour Markets, Lewes: Falmer, pp.259. Brown, P. & Ashton, D. (Eds.).

 

Translated Books and Volumes

2010 Education, Globalization and Social Change, Edited by H.Lauder, P. Brown, J. Dillabough and A.H.Halsey. Japanese translation in abridged form, Ed.T.Kariya et al., University of Tokyo Press.

2006 Capitalism and Social Progress: The Future of Society in a Global Economy, translated into Chinese, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pp.447.

2005 Education: Culture, Economy and Society, Oxford University Press, Edited by A.H. Halsey,H.Lauder, P.Brown and A.S.Wells, Japanese translation in an abridged form, published by Kyushu University Press, pp.662.

 

Reports and Short Articles

2013 Auctioning the Future of Work, Brown P and Lauder H More...

2011 ‘The Knowledge Economy and the Global Auction for Brainpower’, in Open to Ideas: Essays on Education and Skills, Associate Parliamentary Skills Group and National Skills Forum, London: Policy Connect. pp.5. Brown, P., Lauder, H. and Ashton, D.

2010 Skills Are Not Enough: The Globalisation of Knowledge and the Future UK Economy, Brown, P., Ashton, D. and Lauder, H., Praxis Issue No.4, United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), pp.36. More...

2008 ‘Education, Globalization and Skill’, In: McCulloch, G., Crook, D., eds. The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education. London: Routledge. Lauder, H., Brown, P., Ashton , D.

2008 ‘Élites (Employabilité des)’, Dictionnaire de L’education, Ed. d’Agnes van Zanten, Paris:Quadrige/PUF, pp.239-41.

2008 Education, Globalisation and the Knowledge Economy, A Commentary for the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP), pp.24. Brown, P., Lauder, H. and Ashton, D. More...

2008 Towards a High-Skilled, Low-Waged Workforce: A Review of Global Trends in Education, Employment and the Labour Market, Monograph No.10, Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), pp.74. Brown, P., Ashton, D., Lauder, H. and Tholen, G. More...

2006 MNCs, Globalisation and Sector Skill Strategies, D. Ashton, P. Brown and H. Lauder, Report Prepared for the UK Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA), June, pp.38.

2006 Debating High Skills and Joined Up Policy, A.Kraak, H.Lauder, P.Brown and D.Ashton, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa, pp.65.

2005 The Changing Graduate Labour Market: A Review of the Evidence, Report for the Independent Study into the Devolution of the Student Support System and Tuition Fee Regime, National Assembly of Wales,November, P.Brown with C. Smetherham, pp.vi-xii+1-56.

2003 International Best Practice on Workforce Development, Report Prepared for Education and Learning Wales (ELWa). Ashton, D., Brown, P., and Lauder, H.

1989 Graduate Career Choices and their Attitudes to Employment in the National Health Service. Report prepared for the NHS Training Authority. Brown, P. & Scase, R.

‘High Skills, Low Wages: The Coming Global Auction for Cut-Price Brainpower’, Britain in 2010, Annual Magazine of the ESRC.

‘When Merit Means Nothing’, Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), 20 July, 2007. 

‘Tony Blair – A Success as Prime Minister?’ International Affairs Forum, Roundtable, 2007. 

'Labour is heading for brain pain', Brown, P. and Lauder, H., The Guardian,18 August, 2003. 

‘A Wealth Warning about the Value of Higher Education’, The Edge, ESRC Policy Forum for Executive Action, pp.12-3, 2003. 

‘Time to end the creed of greed’, Brown, P. and Lauder, H. The Guardian,  29 October, 2001.

 

Articles

2013 (forthcoming)      ‘Education, Opportunity and the Prospects for Social Mobility’, submitted to Special Issue on Education and Social      Mobility, British Journal of Sociology of Education.

2012 ‘The Global Auction Model, Skill Bias Theory and Graduate Incomes: Reflections on Methodology’, in Lauder, H, Young, M., Daniels, H., Balarin, M., and Lowe, J.,(Eds.), Educating for the Knowledge Economy? Critical Perspectives, London, Routledge. Lauder, H., Brown, P. and Tholen, G.

2012 ‘The Great Transformation in the Global Labour Market’, Soundings, 51, Summer, pp.41-53. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2012 ‘The Global Auction, Knowledge Capitalism and the Case of Nokia’, in J. Kivirauma, et al. (Eds.) Social Perspectives on Education, Finland: Research in Educational Sciences, pp.150-70.

2011 ‘The Standardisation of Higher Education and the Global Labour Market’, in King, R., Marginson, S. and Naidoo, R. (Eds). A Handbook of Globalization and Higher Education, London, Edgar Allan. Lauder, H. and Brown, P.


2011 ‘Globalisation: The Impact on National Systems of Education and Training’, in J.Markowitsch, et al. (Eds.) Turbulenzen auf Arbeitsmarkten und in Bildungssystemen, Innsbruck: StudienVerlag. pp.23-38. Ashton, D., Brown, P. and Lauder, H. ISBN 978-3-7065-5001-7

2010 ‘Sociology of Education: A Critical History and Prospects for the Future’, in J.Furlong and Martin Lawn (Eds.) Disciplines of Education: Their Role in the Future of Education Research, London: Routledge. Lauder, H., Brown, P. and Halsey, A.H.


2010 ‘Higher Education and the Global Labor Market for Graduates: Implications for the GCC’, in Education and the Requirements of the GCC Labour Market, The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research: Abu Dhabi, pp.213-32 (English and Arabic). Lauder, H. and Brown, P.


2010 ‘Global Corporate Strategies and the Future of the UAE Labor Market’, in Education and the Requirements of the GCC Labour Market, The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research: Abu Dhabi, pp.233-55 (English and Arabic). Brown, P. and Lauder, H.


2010 ‘La Meritocratie Scolaire. Un Modele de Justice a l’epreuve du Marche’. Education-Based Meritocracy. How Markets Challenge a Model of Justice, Debate between P.Brown and M.Duru-Bellat introduced by A. van Zanten, Inaugural issue, Sociologie, 1, 1, 165-179. (French and English).

2010 ‘The Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Capitalism, Creativity and Globalization’, in M. Peters and D. Araya (Eds.) Education in the Creative Economy, New York: Peter Lang, 117-40. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2010 ‘Skill Webs and International Human Resource Management: Lessons from a Study of the Global Skill Strategies of Transnational Companies’, Ashton, D., Brown, P. and Lauder, H. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21, 6, 836-850. More...

2009 ‘Economic Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Consequences for Higher Education’, in M.W.Apple, S.Ball and L.A.Gandin (Eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education, London: Routledge. Lauder, H. and Brown, P. 

2009 ‘Globalization, International Education, and the Formation of a Transnational Class?, in F.Rizvi and T.Popkewitz (Eds.) Globalization and the Study of Education, Yearbook of the National Soceity for the Study  of Education, (NSSE), Chicago: Blackwell. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2009 Sociology of Education: A Critical History and Prospects for the Future, Oxford Review of Education, 35, 5, pp.569-85. Lauder, H., Brown, P. and Halsey, A.H.

2009 Developing a Theory of Skill for Global HR, in P.Sparrow (Ed.) Handbook of International Human Resource Management, Chichester: John Wiley. pp.321-339. Ashton, D., Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2009 Education, Meritocracy and the Global War for Talent, Journal of Education Policy, 24,4,377-92, Brown, P. and Tannock, S.

2008 Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Varieties of Capitalism Approach, New Political Economy, 13,1,19-35. Lauder, H., Brown, P., and Ashton, D.

2008 Education, Globalisation and the Future of the Knowledge Economy, European Educational Research Journal, 7,2,131-56. Brown, P., Lauder, H. & Ashton, D.

2007 Towards a High Skills Economy: Higher Education and the New Realities of Global Capitalism, in Epstein, D., Boden, R., Deem, R., Rizvi, F. and Wright, S. (Eds.) World Year Book of Education 2008. Geograpies of Knowledge, Geometries of Power: Higher Education in the 21st Century. London Routledge, Brown, P., Lauder, H. and Ashton, D.

2007 Educacion, Globalizacion, y Desarrollo Economico, in X.Bonal, A.Tarabini y A.Verger, (Eds.) Globalizacion y Educacion: Textos Fundamentales, Buenos Aires: Mino y Davila Ed. Brown, P. and Lauder, H., 257-98.

2006 Towards a High-Skilled, Low-Waged Economy? A Review of Global Trends in Education, Employment and the Labour Market, in S.Porter and M.Campbell, (Eds.) Skills and Economic Performance, London: Caspian Publishing, pp.55-90. Brown, P., Lauder, H., Ashton, D. and Tholen, G. 

2006 The Opportunity Trap, in Lauder, et al. (Eds.) Education, Globalization and Social Change, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.381-97

2006 Globalisation, Knowledge and the Myth of the Magnet Economy, Globalisation, Societies and Education, 4,1, 25-57. Brown, P. and Lauder, H. Reprinted in Lauder, et al. (2006) (Eds.) Education, Globalization and Social Change, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.317-40. More...

2006 The Prospects for Education: Individualization, Globalization and Social Change, in H. Lauder, et al. (Eds.) Education, Globalization and Social Change, Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.1-70. Lauder, H., Brown, P., Dillabough, J.A. and Halsey, A.H.

2004 Sociology and Political Arithmetic: Some Principles of a New Policy Science, H.Lauder, P.Brown and A.H.Halsey, , British Journal of Sociology, 55, 1, 3-22. More...

2004 Say Tomato, You Say Tomato: Putting Critical Realism to Work in the Labour Market Recruitment Processes, in Eds. Fleetwood, S. and Ackroyd, S., Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies, Routledge, 337-55. Hesketh, A. and Brown, P.

2004 Education, Globalization and Economic Development, Ed. Ball, S.J., The Routledge Falmer Reader in Sociology of Education, London, Routledge Falmer, 47-71. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2004 Gibt es eine Globalisierung positionalen Wettberwebs? (The Globalisation of Positional Competition?), in Jürgen Mackert (Ed.), Die Theorie sozialer Schließung. Tradition, Analysen, Perspektiven, Opladen: Leske + Budrich.

2004 Poverty, Learning Opportunities, and the Social Construction of Collective Intelligence, in Olssen, M. (Ed.) Culture and Learning: Access and Opportunity in the Curriculum, Greenwood Press. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2003 The Opportunity Trap: Education and Employment in a Global Economy, Keynote Address, European Education Research Journal, 2,1, 142-78. More...

2003 Education, Class and Economic Competitiveness, in, Scott, A. and Freeman-Mior, J. (Eds.) Yesterday’s Dreams: International and Critical Perspectives on Social Class and Education, Canterbury, NZ: University of Canterbury Press. Lauder, H. and Brown, P.

2003 Employability in a Knowledge-Driven Economy, Journal of Education and Work, 16, 2, 107-26. Brown, P., Hesketh, A. and Williams, S.

2001 The Future of Skill Formation in Singapore, Asia Pacific Business Review, 7, 3, 113-38.

2000 The Globalisation of Positional Competition? Sociology, 34, 4, 633-53.

2000 Human Capital, Social Capital and Collective Intelligence’, in S.Baron, J.Field & T.Schuller (Eds.) Social Capital: Critical Perspectives, Oxford University Press, 226-42. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

2000 Education, Child Poverty and the Politics of Collective Intelligence, in S.Ball (Ed.) Sociology of Education: Major Themes, Vol. IV, pp.1753-79, London: Routledge. Brown. P. and Lauder, H.

2000 Education, Nation States and the Globalization of Information Networks, Journal of Educaion Policy, 15, 6, 661-82. Selwyn, N. and Brown, P.

1999 Globalisation and the Political Economy of High Skills, Journal of Education and Work, 12, 3, 233-51

1997 The Transformation of Education and Society: An Introduction’, in A.H. Halsey et al. op cit., Eduction: Culture, Economy and Society, Oxford: OUP, 1-44. P. Brown, P., Halsey, A.H., Lauder, H. and Wells, A.S.

1997 Higher Education and Employment in a Post-Industrial Society, in J. Gubbay, C. Middleton and C. Ballard (Eds.) The Student’s Companion to Sociology, Macmillan, pp.10. Brown, P. and Scase, R.

1997 Universities and employers: rhetoric and realities’ in A. Smith and F.Webster (Eds.), The Post-Modern University? Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.85-98. Brown, P. and Scase, R.

1997 Post-Fordist Possibilities for Lifelong Learning, in Council of Europe, Youth in an Information Society, Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp.65-85. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.
Reprinted in A.Walther and B. Stauber (Eds.) Lifelong Learning in Europe, Tubingen: Neuling Verlag, pp.57-74, (1998).

1996 Education, Globalisation and Economic Development, Journal of Educational Policy, 10, 1, 1-24. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.
Reprinted in Halsey et al. Education: Culture, Economy and Society, op cit., 1997.
Reprinted in the Open University Set Book, Esland, G. (Ed.) Education, Training and the Future of Work: Social, Political and Economic Contexts of Policy Development, (1999).

1996 Education, Nation State and the Global Economy’, New Zealand Annual Review of Education: 1995, pp.18. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

1995 Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion: Some Observations on Recent Trends in Education, Employment and the Labour Market’, Work, Employment and Society, 9,1, pp.1-23.
Reprinted in Halsey et al. (Eds.) Education: Culture, Economy and Society, op cit., 1997.
Reprinted in H. Halve (Ed.) Youth and Life Management: Research Perspectives, University of Helsinki, pp.17-43. 1997.

1995 The Global Economy and the Reform of Education’, World Yearbook of Education 1995, L. Bash and A. Green (Eds.), London: Kogan Page, pp.19-32. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

1994 Education and the Ideology of Parentocracy, in J.M. Halstead (Ed.), Parental Choice and Education, London: Kogan Page, pp.51-65.

1994 Introduction, in P. Brown and R. Crompton (Eds.) A New Europe: Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion, London: UCL Press, pp.1-13. Crompton, R. and Brown, P.

1992 Education, Economy and Society: An Introduction to a New Agenda, in P. Brown and H. Lauder (Eds), Education for Economic Survival, London: Routledge, pp.1-44. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

1992 Education, the Free Market and Post-Communist Reconstruction’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 13, pp.285-305.

1992 Nicht so wie manche Eltern für manche Jugendliche. Ü berlegungen zum neuen kulturellen modell’, in Ein Neues Kulturelles Modell, R. Zoll (Ed.) Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp.71-84. Brown, P. and Chisholm, L.

1992 Education and Perestroika, in Young People in Russia, Institute of Sociology, Moscow: Academy of Sciences, pp.152-65. (Published in Russian.)

1992 Power, Education and Economic Regimes, in Social Welfare for Our Times, I. Shirley (Ed.), Palmerston North: Massey University Press. Lauder, H., Brown, P. and Hughes, D.

1991 Social Change and Economic Disadvantage in Britain, in P. Brown and R. Scase (Eds.), Poor Work, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.1-22. Brown, P. and Scase, R.

1991 Education, Economy and Social Change’, International Studies in Sociology of Education, Vol.1, pp.3-23. Brown, P. and Lauder, H.

1990 The Third Wave: Education and the Ideology of Parentocracy, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 11,1, pp.65-85. Reprinted in Halsey et al. (eds.) Education: Culture, Economy and Society, op cit., 1997.

1990 Childhood and Youth in the UK and FRG: An Introduction, in Childhood, Youth and Social Change. Chisholm et al. (Eds), Lewes: Falmer, pp.1-16. Chisholm, L., Brown, P., Buchner, P. and Kruger, H.H.

1990 Schooling and Economic Life in the UK, in Chisholm et al. (Eds.) Childhood, Youth and Social Change, Lewes: Falmer, pp.85-103.

1990 Der Ubergang von der Schule ins Erwachsenenleben in Grossbritannien, in P. Buchner et al. (Eds.) Kindhiet Und Jugend Im Interkulturellen Vergleich, Leske and Budrich, pp.177-193.

1990 Education and the Economy in Britain, in D.N. Ashton and G. Lowe (Eds.) Making Their Way: A Comparative Study of Education and Training in Britain and Canada, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.85-108.

1990 The Labour Market, Educational Reform and Economic Growth’, New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 15, pp.203-218. Lauder, H., Brown, P. and Hughes, D.

1989 Introduction, in P.Brown and R.Sparks (Eds.) Beyond Thatcherism, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.x-xvi. Brown, P. and Sparks, R.

1989 Education, in P. Brown and R. Sparks (Eds.), Beyond Thatcherism, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.33-47.

1988 Introduction, in H. Lauder and P. Brown (Eds.) Education: In Search of a Future, Lewes: Falmer, pp.viii-xiii. Lauder, H. and Brown, P.

1988 Education and the Working Class: A Cause for Concern, in H. Lauder and P. Brown (Eds.), Education: In Search of a Future, Lewes: Falmer, pp.1-19.

1988 The New Vocationalism: A Policy for Inequality?, in B. Coles (Ed.) Young Careers: The Search for Work and the New Vocationalism, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.129-143.

1987 The Determinants of a Labour-Market Career, in C.C. Harris and the Swansea Unemployment Group, Redundancy and Recession in South Wales, Oxford: Blackwell, pp.195-217. Harris, C.C. and Brown, P.

1987 All Sorts and Conditions of Men, ibid. pp.87-105. Harris, C.C. and Lee, R.M. and Brown, P.

1987 The Fate of the Redundant in the Market’, ibid. pp.177-194. Harris, C.C., Lee, R.M. and Brown, P.

1987 Introduction, in P. Brown and D. Ashton (Eds.) Education, Unemployment and Labour Markets, Lewes: Falmer, pp.1-6. Brown, P. and Ashton, D.

1987 Schooling for Inequality? Ordinary Kids in School and the Labour Market’, Education, Unemployment and Labour Markets (ibid.), pp.7-26.
Reprinted in the Open University Set Book School, Work and Equality, B. Cosin, M. Flude and M. Hales (Eds.), London: Edward Arnold (1989).

1986 Crisis in the School, Youth in Society, February, pp.18-19.

 

Review Articles

1994 Education, Training and Economic Change’, A Review of Ten Books, Work, Employment and Society, Vol.8, No.4, pp.607-21.

 

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