Skills Management

New Applications, New Questions

Volume 1 - Human Resources Management SET Coordinated by Jean-Luc Cerdin

Skills Management

Edited by

Alain Roger and Didier Vinot, Université Lyon 3, iaeLyon, France

ISBN : 9781786303882

Publication Date : January 2019

Hardcover 212 pp

135.00 USD



Managing skills is at the core of Human Resources Management. Based on previous literature and realized with researchers from Magellan, the Research Center in Management of iaeLyon, Skills Management examines how skills can be analyzed at the individual and collective levels, and investigates the focus on different types of skills – including technical, soft, learning, leadership and emotional skills.

The book examines how skills management is applied in various contexts and for various populations, cultures and profiles, with examples ranging from middle managers having to develop organizational skills in a changing environment, to engineers having to develop soft skills beyond their technical skills; from police officers developing emotional skills, to the new skills that are needed when a hospital introduces a new approach to shared leadership.

In the concluding chapter, this book also investigates how it is sometimes difficult to focus on skills development when organization needs are focused on flexibility.


Part 1. Varieties of Skills
1. Skills Development at the Heart of the Mentoring Relationship, Manel Dardouri.
2. Which Human Skills Are Necessary for Engineers?, Alain Roger.
3. The Emotional Skills of Police Officers in the French Anti-crime Squad (BAC), Hélène Monier.

Part 2. The Development of Skills to Respond to New Strategic Directions
4. The Skills of Middle Managers in a Strategic Context of Corporate Social Responsibility: the MEDIAPOST Case-Study,
Sylvaine Mercuri Chapuis.
5. Developing Employees’ Entrepreneurial Competencies: the Resultant Changes for SMEs, Lynda Saoudi and Stéphane Foliard.
6. Hospitals: Facing New Shared? Leadership Skills, Marc Valax and Didier Vinot.

About the authors/editors

Alain Roger is Professor Emeritus at Université Lyon 3, iaeLyon, France, where he co-directs the Research Group in Human Resources of Magellan, the Research Center of iaeLyon.

Didier Vinot is Full Professor at Université Lyon 3, iaeLyon, where he co-directs the Research Group in Human Resources of Magellan. He is also responsible for Université Lyon 3’s Chair, “Value(s) for Health”.