Organization Adjustments, Job Training and Productivity: Evidence from Japanese Automobile Makers
AbstractThis paper considers the demand for job training and its interaction with organization adjustments through rotation within a team and relocation across teams in response to demand and supply shocks. The analysis includes estimations of determinants of on-the-job training, and of how much such training contributes to improvements in individual productivity. We employ original assembler survey data from two Japanese automobile makers. We also investigate effects of the characteristics of workplace practices, including the behavior of foremen, on the incentives for individual assemblers to seek job training and productivity improvements.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0784.
Date of creation: 15 Jul 2010
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- Ariga, Kenn & Kurosawa, Masako & Ohtake, Fumio & Sasaki, Masaru & Yamane, Shoko, 2013. "Organization adjustments, job training and productivity: Evidence from Japanese automobile makers," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 1-34.
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - Training
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