Understanding Skill Mismatch from Learning Organization Perspective: A Literature Review


Various studies say that skills mismatch is one of the causes of weak competitiveness of a country. Although skills mismatch has been widely described in various macroeconomic kinds of literature but has not been explained in human resource management literature. This article attempts to explain the skill of mismatch in the perspective of learning organization literature to bring the better explanation on how an organization is handling such a mismatch. With this objective, this article provides a bridge analysis in understanding macro skills mismatch to the management of human resources at the organization level. As a literature review, this article is derived from the search of scientific journals through EBSCO and Google Scholar with the publication period of the year 2000–2017. The conclusion of this article is to support organizational learning theory that can enhance the competitiveness of the organization. The competitiveness created through the learning organization will be an effort in dealing with the skills mismatch.



Keywords: skills mismatch, learning organization, competitiveness

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