publication . Article . 2005

Firm-based Training and Innovative Strategies in the Manufacturing Sector. Empirical Evidence for a local industrial System

Guidetti G.; Mazzanti M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, volume XLIV, issue 2, pages 47-62
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
The paper investigates the driving factors of firm training using a survey-based dataset concerning manufacturing firms in the Emilia Romagna Region, located in Northern Italy. Data derive from a structured questionnaire administered in 2002 to the management of a representative sample of firms with more than 50 employees in a highly industrialised local production system. The applied analysis explores the linkages between firm training activities and its driving forces. The main potential factors associated to training here considered compounds firm structural characteristics, human resource management practices, workforce features, labour management, and firm’...
Subjects
free text keywords: J24, C21, L23, L60 [Firm training, general training, labour flexibility, human resource management, firm performance, local industrial system, innovative strategies, JEL]
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