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Education and management practices

Sivropoulos-Valero, Anna Valero (2021) Education and management practices. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 37 (2). 302 - 322. ISSN 1460-2121

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Abstract

The empirical management literature has found that the education of both managers and the workforce more generally appears to be an important driver of better management practices. This article sets out how such relationships might be conceptualized, and suggests that in a complementarities framework, modern management practices can be thought of as a type of skill-biased technology. It then summarizes the literature that has explored the relationships between human capital and surveyed management practices in manufacturing firms and other sectors, highlighting the handful of papers that have found a positive correlation between management practices and measures of local skills supply. It concludes with a discussion of the policy implications that stem from what we know so far, together with avenues for future research that could shed more light on the causal mechanisms at play.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/oxrep
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: 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
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
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L20 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L60 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M2 - Business Economics > M20 - General
Date Deposited: 13 May 2021 15:33
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110473

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