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A note on noncompetes, bargaining and training by firms

  • Meccheri, Nicola

This paper analyzes how noncompetes, via wage bargaining, can affect firms' incentives to provide their employees with on-the-job training. The results show that noncompetes increase incentives to provide general training, but reduce those related to specific training.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 198-200

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:3:p:198-200
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