Vocational Education in the 'Sharing Economy', and the Changing Nature of Professionalism
This paper will outline recent developments leading to the current explosion in zero-hours contracts, and then further expand the argument by considering the future nature of professionalism. Vocational education, and its professional accreditation, is predicated on the assumption that professions are static, specialised groups, operating within a defined spectrum of engagement. This presumption of stasis in future economic transactions is not logical in a rapidly expanding sharing economy. The increasingly collaborative, complex construction industry in contemporary society requires instead, the engagement of agile, networked, cross-disciplinary professionals.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2016
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