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Poaching and Firm Sponsored Training


Mohrenweiser, Jens; Zwick, Thomas; Backes-Gellner, Uschi (2019). Poaching and Firm Sponsored Training. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 57(1):143-181.

Abstract

A series of seminal papers argues that poaching hampers company-sponsoredgeneral training. Empirically, however, the existence and extent of poachingremain open questions. We provide a novel empirical strategy to identifypoaching. We find that only few apprenticeship training firms in Germanyare ‘poaching victims’ or ‘poaching raiders’. Victims are more likely to bein a temporary downturn and raiders are more likely to be growing. Victimshardly change their training strategy after poaching and poaching seems be atransitory event. This is an important result for countries that intend to introduceapprenticeship-type training and need to convince firms to participate in training.

Abstract

A series of seminal papers argues that poaching hampers company-sponsoredgeneral training. Empirically, however, the existence and extent of poachingremain open questions. We provide a novel empirical strategy to identifypoaching. We find that only few apprenticeship training firms in Germanyare ‘poaching victims’ or ‘poaching raiders’. Victims are more likely to bein a temporary downturn and raiders are more likely to be growing. Victimshardly change their training strategy after poaching and poaching seems be atransitory event. This is an important result for countries that intend to introduceapprenticeship-type training and need to convince firms to participate in training.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > General Business, Management and Accounting
Social Sciences & Humanities > Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Management of Technology and Innovation
Language:English
Date:1 March 2019
Deposited On:16 Aug 2019 13:17
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 11:08
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0007-1080
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12305
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:16251

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