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Risks of investment in personnel development: evidence from Ukrainian IT companies

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  • Oksana Domkina

    (Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University)

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In this paper, we examine key factors that influence the risks of investment in the development of human capital of a firm in the IT sector and estimate their weight in the overall risk. In particular, we single out the risk of premature voluntary termination of an employee, the risk of ineffective training, and the risk of a firm’s incorrect employee development strategy. Moreover, to support management of the mentioned kinds of risks, we enumerate the factors that influence them and classify those factors into three main groups: related to the employee, related to the firm, and related to the external environment. Based on this division, we build a model for estimating the risks of investing in the development of personnel using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP).

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  • Oksana Domkina, 2015. "Risks of investment in personnel development: evidence from Ukrainian IT companies," International Economics, University of Lodz, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, issue 10, pages 64-80, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ann:inecon:y:2015:i:10:p:64-80
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    Keywords

    investment; staff development; analytic hierarchy process; risk assessment; risk factor;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C83 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Survey Methods; Sampling Methods
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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