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    The Determinants and Effects of Training at Work: Bringing the Workplace Back In. ESRI Working Paper No. 289


    O'Connell, Philip J. and Byrne, Delma (2009) The Determinants and Effects of Training at Work: Bringing the Workplace Back In. ESRI Working Paper No. 289. Working Paper. ESRI, Dublin.

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    Abstract

    This paper brings together two research fields: on work-related training and high performance work practices (HPWP), respectively. We estimate models of both the determinants and the impact of training using the NCPP/ESRI Changing Workplace Survey. Our models of the determinants of training confirm previous research: age, education, contract, tenure, and firm size all influence training. Several components of HPWP are associated with a higher probability of training, specifically, general (non-firm-specific) training. Participation in general training is associated with higher earnings, as is involvement in highly participative and consultative working arrangements, and performance reward systems. These patterns of training, and returns to training, are broadly consistent with HPWP approaches and represent a challenge to human capital theory.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: ESRI working papers represent un-refereed work-in-progress by members who are solely responsible for the content and any views expressed therein. Any comments on these papers will be welcome and should be sent to the author(s) by email. Papers may be downloaded for personal use only. Subsequently published in Philip J. O’Connell and Delma Byrne, The Determinants and Effects of Training at Work: Bringing the Workplace Back in European Sociological Review, first published online November 30, 2010: doi:10.1093/esr/jcq063
    Keywords: Determinants; Effects; Training; Work; Workplace;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 4347
    Depositing User: Delma Byrne
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 15:26
    Publisher: ESRI
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