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The impact of training on firm performance: Case of Vietnam

  • N. NGOC THANG

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  • N. VAN THU
  • D. BUYENS

This study uses data from the Vietnam Employer survey to measure the impact of training programs on firm performance. From the survey of 196 companies, the major findings indicate that companies that implemented training in 2006 have increased sales and productivity of both manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies in 2006. However, manufacturing companies that implemented training programs after 2005 lead to an increase of 9 percent in total sales and 9.1 percent in productivity per year between 2005 and 2006 but has no statistically significant effect on 2005-2006 percent change in sales and productivity of non-manufacturing companies if these companies provided training after 2005

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Paper provided by Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its series Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium with number 08/538.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
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Handle: RePEc:rug:rugwps:08/538
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  1. GĂ©rard Ballot & Fathi Fakhfakh & Erol Taymaz, 2006. "Who Benefits from Training and R&D, the Firm or the Workers?," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 44(3), pages 473-495, 09.
  2. John Bishop, 1994. "The Impact of Previous Training on Productivity and Wages," NBER Chapters, in: Training and the Private Sector: International Comparisons, pages 161-200 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. John MacDuffie, 1995. "Human resource bundles and manufacturing performance: Organizational logic and flexible production systems in the world auto industry," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 48(2), pages 197-221, January.
  4. Mark A. Loewenstein & James R. Spletzer, 1999. "General and Specific Training: Evidence and Implications," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 34(4), pages 710-733.
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