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Skill based management: evidence from manufacturing firms

Feng, Andy and Valero, Anna (2019) Skill based management: evidence from manufacturing firms. CEP Discussion Papers (1594). Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the link between management practices and workforce skills in manufacturing firms, exploiting geographical variation in the supply of human capital. Skills measures are constructed using newly compiled data on universities and regional labour markets across 19 countries. Consistent with management practices being complementary with skills, we show that firms further away from universities employ fewer skilled workers and are worse managed, even after controlling for a rich set of observables and fixed effects. Analysis using regional skill premia suggests that variation in the price of skill drives these relationships.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/series.asp?...
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I23 - Higher Education Research Institutions
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L20 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M2 - Business Economics > M20 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 14:33
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2019 01:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102603

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