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Small Firms, Human Capital, and Productivity in Asia

dc.contributor.authorPaul Vandenberg
dc.contributor.authorLong Q. Trinh
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-14T10:37:24Z
dc.date.available2016-09-14T10:37:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/6619
dc.description.abstractThe paper analyzes the link between human capital and firm-level productivity in five Asian countries. It draws on a dataset of over 4,000 enterprises and considers both the prior educational attainment of workers and in-service training programs of enterprises. Differences between small, medium-sized, and large enterprises and between countries are also presented. The key finding is that both preservice education and in-service training are positively correlated with labor productivity. The productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is enhanced by a higher level of skills and education of the workforce, just as it is with large firms. However, there are country differences. The policy implications are that competitiveness is enhanced both by raising the general level of education in the workforce and by encouraging enterprise-based training programs.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank Institute
dc.titleSmall Firms, Human Capital, and Productivity in Asia
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertTraining programs
dc.subject.expertVocational training
dc.subject.expertTraining methods
dc.subject.expertEconomic growth
dc.subject.expertTraining courses
dc.subject.expertTechnological institutes
dc.subject.expertLabor market
dc.subject.expertEducational aspects
dc.subject.expertCompulsory education
dc.subject.expertEconomics of education
dc.subject.expertEducational policy
dc.subject.expertIndustrial Projects
dc.subject.expertIndustrial Products
dc.subject.expertIndustrial Policy
dc.subject.expertManufacturing Industries
dc.subject.expertIndustrial Sector
dc.subject.adbQuality Education
dc.subject.adbTechnical Education
dc.subject.adbPrimary Education
dc.subject.adbEducational Systems
dc.subject.adbEducational Reforms
dc.subject.adbIndustry
dc.subject.adbElectronics Industry
dc.subject.adbCommerce and Industry
dc.subject.adbDevelopment cooperation
dc.subject.naturalEducational tests and measurements
dc.subject.naturalComprehensive high schools
dc.subject.naturalCollege preparation programs
dc.subject.naturalTransnational education
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in higher education
dc.subject.naturalFundamental education
dc.subject.naturalCapitalism and education
dc.subject.naturalRight to education
dc.subject.naturalEducational change
dc.subject.naturalEducational evaluation
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 582
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank Institute
oar.themeEducation
oar.themeIndustry
oar.themeSmall Medium Business
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-006297
oar.authorVandenberg, Paul
oar.authorTrinh, Long Q.
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oar.gsauthorPaul Vandenberg
oar.gsauthorLong Q. Trinh
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