TRENDS OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT FOR KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY: TOWARDS COMPETENCE AS THE SYNERGY OF KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Authors

  • Jurgita Keršytė, Kęstutis Kriščiūnas Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Europe

Keywords:

Human resources, knowledge – based economy, abilities, competence, skills.

Abstract

In the 20th century the globalization and fast development of information and communication technologies influenced the rising of economy which is based on knowledge. In this contemporary economy the knowledge, it creation and usage becomes the most important factors which determinate the successful competitiveness of countries. The knowledge is broad concept and this concept involves knowledge as well as knowing. It should be emphasized that this scientific paper is mostly oriented to knowing which is reflected by human resources’ competence.
In this paper it is stressed that the engine of economy which is based on knowledge is human resources that are able to create, disseminate and use new knowledge in their activity. The emergence of knowledge – based economy transformed the structure of labour market and highlighted new requirements for the human resources’ competence. The special attention is given for the highly - skilled workers, that are able not only to work in the ordinary environment, but to create new knowledge as well.
This paper outlines the core trends of human resources development for knowledge –based economy. Authors using qualitative analysis evaluate the crucial role of the quality of human resources for the economy. This paper focuses in particular on the question which specific abilities, generic and transferable skills as well as competence drive knowledge – based economy. Authors determinate the core ways for training and development of human resources quality, which could interconnect abilities, skills and competence for the creating new knowledge, innovative products and services.

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Published

2020-10-09

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Social Evolution of Europe