Title: About the transferability of behavioural skills

Authors: Marion Saumonneau, Isabelle Franchisteguy-Couloume, Veronique Lartigue

Addresses: CREG-IAE, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Estia Recherche, Estia, Technopole Izarbel, 64 210 Bidart, France. ' CREG-IAE, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, IUT de Bayonne Pays Basque, 21 Place Paul Bert, 64100 Bayonne, France. ' LACES (Laboratoire Cultures, Education, Societes), Universite V. Segalen, Bordeaux, EA4140, France; Formations Delocalisees en Management du Sport, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Allees des Platanes, 64100 Bayonne, France

Abstract: Instability of economic, social and political environments requires reconsidering the organisation of work. Employees are supposed to move in between several companies and functions, in brief to develop their own adaptability. This phenomenon concerns the main socio-professional groups such as young, seniors, low qualified people and executives. All of them have to wonder about their future in agreement with companies, trade-unions... In our research-study, we will focus on people with |low levels of qualifications|. In organisations, the |model of competence| allows to understand a member of the organisation according to his own skills. We will consider the competence as it is generally defined in the literature of management in accordance with three components: knowledge, know-how, knowing how to be (also called interpersonal, relational, social skills…). In our article, we will call them behavioural skills. Within this article, we will study the transferability of knowledge focusing on the behavioural skills.

Keywords: behavioural skills; learning methods; knowledge transfer; skills transfer; interpersonal skills; relational skills; social skills.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2010.031903

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2010 Vol.11 No.3, pp.301 - 308

Available online: 02 Mar 2010 *

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