Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52189
Gersbach, Hans; Schmutzler, Armin (2004). Globalization and General Worker Training. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 403, University of Zurich.
We examine how globalization affects firms incentives to train workers. In our model, firms invest in productivity-enhancing worker training before Cournot competition takes place. When two separated product markets become integrated and are thus replaced with a market with greater demand and greater firm number, training by each firm increases provided the two countries are suffciently small. When barriers between large markets are eliminated, training is reduced. Similar results hold when firms in countries with different training systems face globalization of product markets. In particular, apprenticeship systems are threatened by a large-scale integration of product markets. Contrary to product market integration, labor market integration has no effect on training incentives.
295 downloads since deposited on 29 Nov 2011
104 downloads since 12 months
|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
|JEL Classification:||D42, L22, L43, L92|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 22:32|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 05:03|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute|
Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item
Repository Staff Only: item control page