network's aims was to investigate the knowledge-base which the workforce
needs to adapt to the changes in working practices that are occurring across
Europe, and to investigate how best to facilitate the acquisition of this
knowledge through human resource development, the design of new technologies
and organisational development.
review was conducted and a series of conferences were held by the
members of the network, at which they presented and discussed working papers
based on field studies already carried out in their respective research
centres; no primary research was undertaken.
main outcomes were envisage: first, to inform the European debate on policies
for improving the employability and adaptability of the workforce in the
emerging knowledge based economy; secondly, by integrating many different
European traditions for theorising work-related knowledge, to contribute
to the development of a common European understanding of this area. (Boreham
et al., 2000, pp. 3, 11, 12)