Recruiting abroad: the role of foreign affinity and labour market scarcity
Abstract"I study the recruiting behaviour of German establishments with regard to the use of foreign labour markets. Applying instrumental variable strategies, I find foreign affinity and labour market scarcity to stimulate the use of foreign markets. Regional labour market scarcity is particularly relevant to small firms, and the effect of foreign affinity is largely driven by the share of foreigners in leading positions in large establishments. The results indicate that shortages are functional and foster the use of foreign labour markets, but the large effect of foreign affinity also reveals that the potential of immigrant workers is used selectively." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 14 Nov 2013
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Fachkräfte; Arbeitskräftemangel; ausländische Arbeitnehmer; Rekrutierung; ausländische Arbeitgeber; Personalbeschaffung; Ausland; Arbeitslosenquote; Einwanderer; Nationalität; Personalauswahl - Determinanten;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
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- NEP-ALL-2013-11-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2013-11-22 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2013-11-22 (Economics of Human Migration)
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