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So similar and yet so different: A firm’s net costs and post-training benefits from apprenticeship training in Austria and Switzerland
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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to compare a firm’s net cost and post-apprenticeship benefits of providing apprenticeship training in Austria and Switzerland: two countries with many similarities but some critical institutional differences.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors draw on detailed workplace data with information on the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training, as well as on hiring costs for skilled workers from the external labour market. The authors use nearest-neighbour matching models to compare Austrian firms with similar Swiss firms based on observable characteristics.

Findings

On average, a Swiss firm generates an annual net benefit of € 3,400 from training an apprentice, whereas a firm in Austria incurs net costs of € 4,200. The impetus for this difference is largely a higher relative apprentice pay in Austria. However, compared with Swiss firms, Austrian firms generate a higher post-training return by retaining a higher share of apprentices and savings on future hiring costs.

Practical implications

The authors demonstrate that apprenticeship systems can exist under different institutional environments. For countries currently in the process of establishing or expanding apprenticeship systems, the comparative analysis clearly shows that policymakers should consider more than just one country’s particular apprenticeship model.

Originality/value

The authors provide a first comparative analysis between two apprenticeship countries that empirically assesses a firm’s costs and benefits of training during an apprenticeship programme and also provides a monetary value of a particular type of post-training benefits that firms can generate by retaining former apprentices as skilled workers (i.e. savings in future hiring costs for skilled workers).

Schlagworte: Personnel economics, Human resource development, Recruitment and retention, Labour economics, J24, J31, J44
Publikationstyp: Beitrag in Zeitschrift (Autorenschaft)
Art der Veröffentlichung Online Publikation
Erschienen in: Evidence-based HRM: a global forum for empirical scholarship
Evidence-based HRM: a global forum for empirical scholarship
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 ( Emerald Group Publishing Limited; )
Erscheinungdatum: 2019
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ISSN: 2049-3983
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EBHRM-08-2018-0047
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Homepage: https://www.emeraldinsight.com
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  • Online verfügbar (nicht Open Access)

Zuordnung

Organisation Adresse
Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
 
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft und Bildungsforschung
 
Arbeitsbereich Erwachsenenbildung und berufliche Bildung
Universitätsstraße 65-67
9020  Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Österreich
  -1202
  -1299
zur Organisation
Universitätsstraße 65-67
AT - 9020  Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Kategorisierung

Sachgebiete
  • 502005 - Bildungsökonomie
  • 503006 - Bildungsforschung
Forschungscluster
  • Bildungsforschung
Zitationsindex
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
Informationen zum Zitationsindex: Thomson Reuters Master Journal List
Peer Reviewed
  • Ja
Publikationsfokus
  • Science to Science (Qualitätsindikator: n.a.)
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Kooperationen

Organisation Adresse
Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschung
1050  Wien
Österreich
AT - 1050  Wien
Universität Bern (UNIBE)
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012  Bern
Schweiz
Hochschulstrasse 6
CH - 3012  Bern
Universität Zürich
Rämistrasse 71
8006  Zürich
Schweiz
Rämistrasse 71
CH - 8006  Zürich
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
München
Deutschland
DE  München

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