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The impact of training on innovation

TitleThe impact of training on innovation
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDostie, B.
JournalILR Review
Volume71
Pages64 - 87
Keywordsevent history analysis, firm-sponsored training, innovation, panel data
Abstract

The firm's stock of human capital is an important determinant of its ability to innovate. As such, any increase in this stock through firm-sponsored training might lead to more innovation. The author tests this hypothesis using detailed data on firms' human capital investments and innovation performance from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey, 1999-2006. The regression results, including workplace fixed effects and allowing for time-varying productivity shocks, demonstrate that more training leads to more product and process innovation, with on-the-job training playing a role that is as important as classroom training. Results from an event history analysis show, however, that this impact fades over time.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0019793917701116
DOI10.1177/0019793917701116
Document URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0019793917701116
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