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Task Organization, Human Capital and Wages in Moroccan Exporting Firms


  • Christophe Muller
  • Christophe Nordman


We conduct a case study of the linkages of task organization, human capital accumulation and wages in Morocco, using matched worker-firm data for Electrical-mechanical and Textile-clothing industries. In order to integrate task organization into the interacting processes of workers’ training and remunerations, we use a recursive model, which is not rejected by our estimates: task organization influences on-the-job training that affects wages. Beyond sector and gender determinants, assignment of workers to tasks and on-the-job training is found to depend on former education and work experience in a broad sense. Meanwhile, participation in on-the-job training is stimulated by being assigned to a team, especially of textile sector and for well educated workers. Finally, task organization and on-the-job training are found to affect wages.

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  • Christophe Muller & Christophe Nordman, "undated". "Task Organization, Human Capital and Wages in Moroccan Exporting Firms," Discussion Papers 08/12, University of Nottingham, CREDIT.
  • Handle: RePEc:not:notcre:08/12

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    Morocco; Wages; On-the-job training; Human capital; Task organization.;

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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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