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Training participation and its impact on productivity and wage : empirical analysis of knowledge workers in MSC Malaysia

Zulkifli, Izyani (2009) Training participation and its impact on productivity and wage : empirical analysis of knowledge workers in MSC Malaysia. In: 9th Global Conference on Business & Economics (GCBE) , October 16-17, 2009, Cambridge, U.K. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Using data from an online survey of knowledge workers within MSC Malaysia, this study (1) compares training participation between knowledge workers at local and foreign MSC-status companies and (2) examines the impact of this participation on productivity and wage levels. A cross tabulation analysis, logistic regression model and OLS regression corrected for selectivity bias are used for these purposes. The study finds that participation in training is generally higher among knowledge workers who are employed by foreign MSC-status companies. Certain aspects of training participation are positively correlated with productivity level, namely, in-house training, direct training and the number of training sessions attended. However, participation in foreign training in the past and longer duration of training are associated with a negative impact on productivity level. As for the wage effects of training, result shows that training participation has a positive impact on the KWs’ wage level but the association is only significant after selectivity bias is taken into account.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4674/9221
Uncontrolled Keywords: MSC, Knowledge workers (KWs)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB71 Economics as a science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Izyani Zulkifli
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2013 18:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9221

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