Employability and Access to Training

A Contribution to the Implementation of Corporate Responsibility in the Labor Market

  • Silvia Castellazzi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 145-166

About this book


Silvia Castellazzi shows how companies can implement their corporate responsibility and support employability and access to training in an incentive-compatible manner. The study provides insights into unrealized cooperation and disincentives which prevent companies from investing in a shared pool of employable and skilled people. The research draws on the theoretical framework of the economic ethics and on in-depth interviews with key stakeholders in two European countries. Findings show that incentives for investments in training are selective and might reinforce path-dependencies and exclusion, while not supporting cooperation and productive competition. The study also shows the value of conceptualizing employability as a social rather than a psychological contract to facilitate investments and the implementation of corporate responsibility.


  • Trends and Conflicts in Employability and Provision of Training
  • Incentives Structures and Stakeholders’ Strategies
  • A Social Contract for Employability

Target Groups

  • Researchers in business ethics, employee relations, further education and training
  • HR and training managers; CSR managers

The Author
Silvia Castellazzi works as account manager in the corporate education division of MIP Graduate School of Business (Politecnico di Milano). Her research interests and activities are focused on professional and executive education, corporate responsibility and decision-making, the future of work and new forms of work organization


Labor Relations Prisoner’s Dilemma Social Contract Employability and Provision of Training Stakeholders’ Strategies Contract for Employability

Authors and affiliations

  • Silvia Castellazzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of BusinessMIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of BusinessMilanItaly

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