publication . Preprint . 2000

The Relationship Between Training and Employment Growth in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Andy Cosh; Alan Hughes; Melvyn Weeks;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2000
Abstract
This paper provides a rigorous analysis of the impact of training upon the employment growth characteristics of small and medium sized firms. Using appropriate statistical techniques to cope with sample selection biases and heterogenerous employment growth patterns it reveals that training is positively related to employment growth, in particular when it is embedded in a wider range of human relations practices.
Subjects
free text keywords: Small and Medium sized business, human resource management, training, employment growth, jel:J5, jel:L1, jel:L2
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