Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74797
Authors: 
Mohrenweiser, Jens
Zwick, Thomas
Backes-Gellner, Uschi
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 13-037
Abstract: 
A series of seminal theoretical papers argues that poaching of employees may hamper company-sponsored general training. However, the extent of poaching, its determinants and consequences, remains an open empirical question. We provide a novel empirical identification strategy for poaching and investigate its causes and consequences. We find that only a small number of training firms in Germany are poaching victims. Firms are more likely to poach employees during an economic downturn. Training firms respond to poaching by lowering the share of new apprentice intakes in the following years.
Subjects: 
poaching
company sponsored training
recruiting
apprenticeship
JEL: 
J24
M51
M53
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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