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Formal Employee Training Programs and Their Impact on Labor Produc- tivity: Evidence from a Human Resources Survey

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  • Ann P. Bartel
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    Although economic models of training decisions are framed in terms of a company's calculation of the costs and benefits of such training, empirical work has never been able to test this model directly on company behavior. This paper utilizes a unique database to analyze the determinants of the variation in formal training across businesses and the impact of such training on labor productivity. Major findings are that large businesses, those introducing new technology end those who rely on internal promotions to fill vacancies are more likely to have formal training programs. Formal training is found to have a positive effect on labor productivity.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 3026.

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    Date of creation: Jul 1989
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    Publication status: published as Market Failure in Training? New Economic Analysis and Evidence on Trainingof Adult Employees, ed. David Stern and Jozef Ritzen, Springer-Verlag 1991
    Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:3026

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    1. Barron, John M & Black, Dan A & Loewenstein, Mark A, 1987. "Employer Size: The Implications for Search, Training, Capital Investment, Starting Wages, and Wage Growth," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 5(1), pages 76-89, January.
    2. Bartel, Ann P & Lichtenberg, Frank R, 1987. "The Comparative Advantage of Educated Workers in Implementing New Technology," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 69(1), pages 1-11, February.
    3. Lisa M. Lynch, 1989. "Private Sector Training and its Impact on the Earnings of Young Workers," NBER Working Papers 2872, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. S Black & L Lynch, 1997. "How to Compete: The Impact of Workplace Practices and Information Technology on Productivity," CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE dp0376, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
    2. Lisa M Lynch & Sandra E Black, 2002. "Beyond the Incidence of Training: Evidence from a National Employers Survey," Working Papers, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau 02-05, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
    3. Aurora Amélia Castro Teixeira & Pedro Cosme Vieira, 2004. "Is Portuguese regional growth schumpeterian? An empirical assessment of the relation between schooling, firm destruction and firm productivity," ERSA conference papers ersa04p134, European Regional Science Association.
    4. Johnson, Joanne & Baldwin, John R. & Gray, Tara, 1995. "Technology Use, Training and Plant-specific Knowledge in Manufacturing Establishments," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch 1995086e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    5. Lone Engbo Christiansen, 2008. "Do Technology Shocks Lead to Productivity Slowdowns? Evidence From Patent Data," IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund 08/24, International Monetary Fund.
    6. Ann P. Bartel & Nachum Sicherman, 1990. "Technological Change and the Careers of Older Workers," NBER Working Papers 3433, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    7. Sandra E. Black & Lisa M. Lynch, 2005. "Measuring Organizational Capital in the New Economy," NBER Chapters, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, in: Measuring Capital in the New Economy, pages 205-236 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    8. Lisa M. Lynch, 1992. "Differential Effects of Post-School Training on Early Career Mobility," NBER Working Papers 4034, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    9. Yanick Labrie & Claude Montmarquette, 2005. "La formation qualifiante et transférable en milieu de travail," CIRANO Project Reports, CIRANO 2005rp-04, CIRANO.

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