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Unsicherheit und betriebliche Weiterbildung: eine empirische Analyse der Weiterbildungsaktivität unter Unsicherheit in KMU und Großbetrieben

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  • Gerner, Hans-Dieter
  • Stegmaier, Jens

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Uncertainty as to returns plays a crucial role in plant-level investment decision making. The same also holds true for human capital investments such as further training for employees. Exploring this training relationship using plant-level data, we isolate the impact of uncertainty. Surprisingly, our analysis fails to uncover firm-size effects: smaller establishments do not in provide less training in the face of uncertainty. Yet there are differences between West and East Germany.

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  • Gerner, Hans-Dieter & Stegmaier, Jens, 2008. "Unsicherheit und betriebliche Weiterbildung: eine empirische Analyse der Weiterbildungsaktivität unter Unsicherheit in KMU und Großbetrieben," Discussion Papers 58, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:faulre:58
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    Keywords

    Betriebliche Weiterbildung; Unsicherheit;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory

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