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Contribution Details

Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Poaching and Firm Sponsored Training
Organization Unit
  • Jens Mohrenweiser
  • Thomas Zwick
  • Uschi Backes-Gellner
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title British Journal of Industrial Relations
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 0007-1080
Volume 57
Number 1
Page Range 143 - 181
Date 2019
Abstract Text A series of seminal papers argues that poaching hampers company-sponsoredgeneral training. Empirically, however, the existence and extent of poachingremain open questions. We provide a novel empirical strategy to identifypoaching. We find that only few apprenticeship training firms in Germanyare ‘poaching victims’ or ‘poaching raiders’. Victims are more likely to bein a temporary downturn and raiders are more likely to be growing. Victimshardly change their training strategy after poaching and poaching seems be atransitory event. This is an important result for countries that intend to introduceapprenticeship-type training and need to convince firms to participate in training.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1111/bjir.12305
Other Identification Number merlin-id:16251
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