Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50369
Authors: 
Arvanitis, Spyros
Stucki, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
KOF working papers // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 199
Abstract: 
This study is based on data of a cohort of Swiss firms that were founded in 1996/97. In the year 2000 data were collected by means of a postal survey among those firms, which still existed by that time. In 2003 and 2006 two further surveys were conducted among the participants of the respective last study. In this study we analyzed, firstly, the determinants of the propensity to train apprentices of new firms and how they change with increasing firm age. Secondly, we investigated how a firm's training propensity correlated with its labour productivity. To this end, we specified an equation for training propensity and an equation for labour productivity, which included as an additional production factor the endogenized propensity to train apprentices.
Subjects: 
start-ups
training
innovation
firm age
JEL: 
J24
O30
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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