• 1. Framework of analysis
  • 2. Markets, competition and human resources
  • 2.1 Governments: Negotiating reforms, deregulating oradapting to external pressures
  • 2.2 German banks: Advising „Allfinanz“
  • 2.3 British banks: Intensified competition on prices andnew products
  • 2.4 French banks: Promotion of financial innovations
  • 2.5 Implications for human resource management
  • 3. Training and recruitment
  • 3.1 National systems of education and training
  • 3.1.1 German corporatism
  • 3.1.2 British voluntarism
  • 3.1.3 French state mediation
  • 3.2 New patterns of recruitment and training in thebanking sector
  • 3.2.1 German banks: Recruitment of „Abitur“ candidatesand more emphasis on company specific training
  • 3.2.2 British banks: Multi-tired recruitment and selectivetraining
  • 3.2.3 French banks: Graduate recruitment andmodernisation of training
  • 3.3 Banks as actors in sectoral training systems
  • 3.3.1 German banks: Cooperation beyond initial training
  • 3.3.2 British banks: Reluctant cooperation
  • 3.3.3 French banks: Cooperation within a state-led system
  • 3.3.4 Different capacities of banks to develop sectoralinstitutions
  • 4. Conclusions
  • Bibliography