Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58596
Authors: 
Hinerasky, Christiane
Fahr, René
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6037
Abstract: 
We econometrically evaluate the performance effects of a six month e-learning programme in a large retail chain with monthly data on sales revenue, for four years using panel regressions. Participants in early cohorts show positive performance effects during training periods that depreciate afterwards. We conclude that offering training on a voluntary basis leads participants with the highest expected idiosyncratic gains and the highest talent to self-select into early participation. As performance effects already unfold during training, our findings put forward the importance of continuous training with close coaching unlike single training incidences.
Subjects: 
evaluation
company training
e-learning
average treatment effect
average treatment effect on the treated
selection effect
continuous learning
continuous vocational training
JEL: 
C31
C33
J24
M53
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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