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On the complementarity between on-the-job training and R&D: a brief overview

  • Sergio Scicchitano


    (Italian Ministry of Economic Development, "La Sapienza" University and University of Calabria)

In this paper I briefly review the existing literature on the complementarity between on-the-job training and R&D. I show that the complementarity is studied, on the one hand, within two lines of economic research, labour economics and endogenous growth. On the other hand, from the empirical point of view, some recent papers seem to confirm results of theoretical studies, by arguing that a specific training for R&D is quite often a crucial condition for adopting new technologies. I conclude that this issue is treated by different subsets of economic literature which need other improvements, and particularly, an integration

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Volume (Year): 15 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1-11

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07o00002
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