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Unsicherheit und betriebliche Weiterbildung: eine empirische Analyse der Weiterbildungsaktivität unter Unsicherheit in KMU und Großbetrieben

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  • Gerner, Hans-Dieter
  • Stegmaier, Jens
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    Uncertainty as to returns plays a crucial role in plant-level investment decision making. The same also holds true for human capital investments such as further training for employees. Exploring this training relationship using plant-level data, we isolate the impact of uncertainty. Surprisingly, our analysis fails to uncover firm-size effects: smaller establishments do not in provide less training in the face of uncertainty. Yet there are differences between West and East Germany. -- Bei betrieblichen Investitionsentscheidungen spielen Unsicher-heiten bezüglich der Realisierbarkeit der Erträge eine bedeutende Rolle. Dies gilt auch für Investitionen in Form von Weiterbildung in das Humankapital der Mitar-beiter. Auf der Grundlage von Betriebsdaten gehen wir diesem Zusammenhang nach, wobei wir den Einfluss der Unsicherheit bestätigen können. Weitergehende Analysen zeigen, dass kleinere Betriebe überraschenderweise nicht sensibler mit ihrer Weiterbildungsentscheidung auf Unsicherheit hinsichtlich der Ertragsrealisation reagieren. Jedoch zeigen sich Unterschiede zwischen Ost- und Westdeutschland.

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    Paper provided by Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 58.

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    Keywords: Betriebliche Weiterbildung; Unsicherheit;

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