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Unions, Training, and Firm Performance : Evidence from the British Workplace Employee Relations Survey

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dc.creator Addison, John T.
dc.creator Belfield, Clive R.
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:56Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20530
dc.identifier ppn:395904587
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20530
dc.description This paper uses a combination of workplace and matched-employee workplace data from the British 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey to examine the impact of unions and firm-provided training (incidence, intensity/coverage, and duration) on establishment performance. The performance effects of training are indexed not just by individual and median establishment earnings but also by subjective measures of plant labor productivity and financial performance. Union effects on training are fairly subtle, and somewhat more positive when using individual rather than plant-wide training data. A positive impact of training on earnings is also detected in both individual and plant-based wage data, although consistent with much recent research the effects of union recognition are at best muted. There are also some signs of a positive interaction term for unionism and training in the earnings equations, but by the same token negative effects are encountered when training duration is expressed in categorical terms and interacted with union recognition. Instrumenting training yielded positive results for labor productivity and the firm?s bottom line. While some negative effects of multiple unionism at the workplace now emerge, they seemingly do not operate through the training route.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1264
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J33
dc.subject J24
dc.subject J51
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject union recognition
dc.subject bargaining structure
dc.subject employer-provided training
dc.subject training incidence
dc.subject intensity/coverage and duration
dc.subject earnings
dc.subject Gewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgrad
dc.subject Betriebliche Bildungsarbeit
dc.subject Unternehmensentwicklung
dc.subject Arbeitsproduktivität
dc.subject Rentabilität
dc.subject Arbeitsplatz
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Grossbritannien
dc.title Unions, Training, and Firm Performance : Evidence from the British Workplace Employee Relations Survey
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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