Training and establishment survival

Collier, William J. and Green, Francis and Peirson, John D. (2005) Training and establishment survival. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 52 (5). pp. 710-735. ISSN 0036-9292 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Training decisions are affected by beliefs about the returns to training, surrounding which firms face considerable uncertainty. We model the consequent association between training, profitability and establishment survival. We propose a plausible definition of optimism about training effectiveness, and show that more optimistic firms train more. We then present estimates of the relationship between training and the likelihood of medium-term commercial survival. We find that increased training of non-manual workers in large establishments is associated with a greater chance of survival; however, disaggregation reveals that the association differs across occupational groups. In smaller establishments, increased training for Craft and Technical workers is associated with better chances of survival, while for Professional workers the opposite effect is found.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: William Collier
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:18
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 12:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/508 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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