Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230225
Authors: 
Rebien, Martina
Stops, Michael
Zaharieva, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] International Economic Review [ISSN:] 1468-2354 [Volume:] 61 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 1679-1748
Abstract: 
We explore the relationship between firms' characteristics and recruitment strategies. We present a theoretical search model with two search channels: a costly formal channel and a costless informal channel (referrals). We empirically test the model predictions and find that: larger firms search more formally; firms search more formally for high‐skilled workers; the positive relationship between firm's size and formal search intensity also holds for firms not using referrals; firms using referrals invest less into formal search compared to firms not using referrals; larger firms hire less often by referrals than smaller firms; and larger search effort leads to more applicants.
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Article
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