Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96728
Authors: 
Marino, Marianna
Parrotta, Pierpaolo
Pozzoli, Dario
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8033
Abstract: 
This article contributes to the literature on knowledge transfer via labor mobility by providing new evidence regarding the role of educational diversity in knowledge transfer. In tracing worker flows between firms in Denmark over the period 1995-2005, we find that knowledge carried by workers who have been previously exposed to educationally diverse workforces significantly increases the productivity of hiring firms. Several extensions of our baseline specification support this finding and show that insignificant effects are associated with the prior exposure of newly hired employees to either demographic or culturally diverse workplaces.
Subjects: 
educational diversity
knowledge transfer
inter-firm labor mobility
firm productivity
JEL: 
J24
J60
L20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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