Uschi Backes-Gellner

University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration

Plattenstrasse 14

8032 Zurich

Switzerland

Swiss Leading House

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Plattenstrasse 14

Zurich, 8032

Switzerland

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

The Impact of Aging and Age Diversity on Company Performance

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2009
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Stephan Veen
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)
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Aging, Age-Diversity, Productivity, Demographic Change

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Team Size and Effort in Start-Up Teams - Another Consequence of Free-Riding and Peer Pressure in Partnerships

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Mar 2004
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Alwine Mohnen and Arndt Werner
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, TUM School of Management and Institute for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Bonn (IfM Bonn)
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Peer pressure, free riding, start-up-teams, team size

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Entrepreneurial Signaling: Success Factor for Innovative Start-Ups

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 May 2003
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Arndt Werner
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and Institute for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Bonn (IfM Bonn)
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Entrepreneurial Signaling, Innovative Start-ups, Credit Market Problems, Labor Shortage

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What Behavioural Economics Teaches Personnel Economics

University of Zurich Institute for Strategy and Business Economies Paper No. 77
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Feb 2008
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration
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Personnel Economics, Behavioural Economics, Human Resource Management

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Who Chooses to Become an Entrepreneur? The Jacks-of-All-Trades in Social and Human Capital

University of Zurich Institute for Strategy and Business Economics Working Paper No. 76
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Feb 2008
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Petra M. Moog
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Siegen - Dept. of Entrepreneurship and Business Sucession
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Entrepreneurship, Jack-of-all-trades theory, Social capital

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Social Capital and the Willingness to Become Self-Employed: Is There a Difference between Women and Men?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Petra M. Moog and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Siegen - Dept. of Entrepreneurship and Business Sucession and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Social Capital, Entrepreneurship, Gender Differences

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The Skill-Weights Approach on Firm Specific Human Capital: Empirical Results for Germany

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Apr 2005
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Johannes Mure
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, Swiss Leading House "Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies"
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Skill-Weights Approach, Firm-Specific Training, Training in German Companies

Discriminatory Social Attitudes and Varying Gender Pay Gaps within Firms

UZH Business Working Paper No. 327
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2018
Simon Janssen, Simone N. Tuor Sartore and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich, University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Gender Pay Gap, Social Attitudes, Discrimination, Performance Pay

Social Attitudes on Gender Equality and Firms' Discriminatory Pay-Setting

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7959
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Feb 2014
Simon Janssen, Simone N. Tuor Sartore and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich, University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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gender pay gaps, social attitudes, firms' pay setting

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Careers, Incentives, and Publication Patterns of Us and German (Business) Economists

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Nov 2004
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Axel Schlinghoff
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Career incentives, research productivity, publication patterns

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The Impact of Labour Market Regulations on Entrepreneurship: The Case of Germany

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Mar 2006
Petra M. Moog and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Siegen - Dept. of Entrepreneurship and Business Sucession and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Entrepreneurship, labour market regulation, perception of regulations, occupational choice

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On the Explanation of Horizontal, Vertical and Cross-Sector R&D Partnerships - Evidence for the German Industrial Sector

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Nov 2004
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Frank Maass and Arndt Werner
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, Institute for Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Institute for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Bonn (IfM Bonn)
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R&D cooperation, inter-firm cooperation, cross-sector alliances, SME

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Effect of Workforce Age on Quantitative and Qualitative Organizational Performance: Conceptual Framework and Case Study Evidence

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Mar 2011
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Martin R. Schneider and Stephan Veen
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Trier - Institute of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)
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ageing workforce, demographic change, organizational performance, age productivity effects

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Childbearing and (Female) Research Productivity – A Personnel Economics Perspective on the Leaky Pipeline

University of Zurich, Institute of Business Administration, UZH Business Working Paper No. 333
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2013
Jasmin Joecks, Kerstin Pull and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics, University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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research productivity, female researchers, childbearing, leaky pipeline

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Occupational Mobility Within and Between Skill Clusters: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Skill-Weights Approach

Swiss Leading House Working Paper No. 47
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Regula Geel and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich - Institute for Strategy and Business Economics and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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skill-weights approach, mobility, skill clusters, apprenticeship training

Avoiding Labor Shortages by Employer Signaling - On the Importance of Good Work Climate and Labor Relations

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Feb 2009
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Simone N. Tuor Sartore
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration
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job vacancies, employer signaling, recruitment success

Avoiding Labor Shortages by Employer Signaling - On the Importance of Good Work Climate and Labor Relations

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2010
Posted: 30 Jun 2010
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Simone N. Tuor Sartore
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration

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Labor Shortages, Works Councils, Recruitment, Workplace Quality

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Poaching and Firm-Sponsored Training: First Clean Evidence

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 37
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Jun 2013
Jens Mohrenweiser, Thomas Zwick and Uschi Backes-Gellner
ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, University of Würzburg - Business Administration & Economics and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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poaching, company sponsored training, recruiting, apprenticeship

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Specificity of Occupational Training and Occupational Mobility: An Empirical Study Based on Lazear's Skill-Weights Approach

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Feb 2009
Regula Geel, Johannes Mure and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich - Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, Swiss Leading House "Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies" and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Mobility, Skill-weights, Occupational specificity, Apprenticeship training

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The Puzzle of Non-Participation in Training - an Empirical Study of Permanent vs. Occasional Non-Participation

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Aug 2006
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Johannes Mure and Simone N. Tuor Sartore
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, Swiss Leading House "Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies" and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration
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Continuing Vocational Training, Returns to Education, Human Capital Investments

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Effects of Training on Employee Suggestions and Promotions in an Internal Labor Market

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5671
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 May 2011
Christian Pfeifer, Simon Janssen, Philip Yang and Uschi Backes-Gellner
Leuphana University of Lueneburg, University of Zurich, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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productivity, insider econometrics, human capital, promotions, training

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Incentives for Schools, Educational Signals and Labour Market Outcomes

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Aug 2006
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Stephan Veen
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)
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Educational Economics, School choice, Incentives for Schools, Central Exams, Economic impact, Labor Market Outcome

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Career Entry and Success after Tertiary Vocational Education

Swiss Leading House Working Paper No. 52
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Regula Geel and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich - Institute for Strategy and Business Economics and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Tertiary education, vocational education, career entry, educational screening

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The Impact of Balanced Skills, Working Time Allocation and Peer Effects on the Entrepreneurial Intentions of Scientists

University of Zurich, Institute of Business Administration, UZH Business Working Paper No. 325
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Nov 2012
Petra M. Moog, Arndt Werner, Stefan Houweling and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Siegen - Dept. of Entrepreneurship and Business Sucession, Institute for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Bonn (IfM Bonn), affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Jack-of-all-Trades, Skills, Entrepreneurial Intentions, Academic Entrepreneurship, Peer Effects, Working Time Balance

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Risk-Return Trade-Offs to Complete Educational Paths: Vocational, Academic and Mixed

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Feb 2009
Simone N. Tuor Sartore and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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risk-return trade-off, complete educational paths, occupational choice

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(Self-)Selection, Incentives and Resources – A Personnel Economics Perspective on Academia and Higher Education

University of Zurich, Institute of Business Administration, UZH Business Working Paper No. 338
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Oct 2013
Kerstin Pull and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Determinants of Strategic Partnerships in R&D - a Regional Comparison Among the German Federal States

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2004
Frank Maass and Uschi Backes-Gellner
Institute for Small and Medium Size Enterprises and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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R&D partnerships, strategic cooperation, regional disparities, public-private partnerships

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Effects of Training on Employee Suggestions and Promotions: Evidence from Personnel Records

Schmalenbach Business Review, Vol. 65, July 2013, pp. 270-287
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Oct 2013
Christian Pfeifer, Simon Janssen, Philip Yang and Uschi Backes-Gellner
Leuphana University of Lueneburg, University of Zurich, Leibniz Universität Hannover and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Human capital, Insider econometrics, Productivity, Promotions, Training

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Part-Time Work and Employer-Provided Training: Boon to Women and Bane to Men?

Swiss Leading House Working Paper No. 58
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Yvonne Oswald and Simone N. Tuor Sartore
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Zurich - Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration
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part-time work, training probability

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Human Resource Management and Radical Innovation. A Fuzzy-Set QCA of US Multinationals in Germany, Switzerland, and the UK

University of Zurich, Institute of Business Administration, UZH Business Working Paper No. 361
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Jan 2016
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Tübingen - School of Business and Economics, University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics, University of Paderborn and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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functional flexibility, numerical flexibility, radical innovation, radical change, varieties of capitalism, qualitative comparative analysis

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Embeddedness and the Repatriation Intention of Assigned and Self-Initiated Expatriates

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2019
ETH Zürich, University of Zurich, Kühne Logistics University, University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics
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Expatriation, Embeddedness, Repatriation Intention, Assigned Expatriates, Self-Initiated Expatriates, International Human Resource Management

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Using Expatriates for Adapting Subsidiaries’ Employment Modes to Different Market Economies

University of Zurich, Institute of Business Administration, UZH Business Working Paper No. 372, 2017
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2019
Johannes Meuer, Marlies Kluike, Uschi Backes-Gellner and Kerstin Pull
ETH Zürich, University of Tübingen - School of Business and Economics, University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics
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Expatriation, International Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Varieties of Capitalism, fsQCA

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Corporate Ownership and Initial Training in Britain, Germany and Switzerland

Swiss Leading House Working Paper No. 55
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Paul Ryan, Karin Wagner, Silvia Teuber and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Cambridge - King's College, Cambridge, Fachhochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft, University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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skill formation, organizational performance, training institutions

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Educational Spillovers at the Firm Level: Who Benefits from Whom?

Swiss Leading House Working Paper No. 65
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Christian Rupietta and Simone N. Tuor Sartore
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration
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education, informational spillovers, wages

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Fix the Game–Not the Dame: A Team Intervention to Restore Gender Equity in Leadership Evaluations

University of Zurich, Institute of Business Administration, UZH Business Working Paper No. 375
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 May 2018
Technische Universität München (TUM), University of Lucerne - Center for Human Resource Management (CEHRM), Florida International University (FIU) - College of Business Administration and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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ender, leadership, teams, social identity, prototypicality

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Rankings Upon Rankings – And No End in Sight

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Mar 2011
Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Research Rankings, Performance Evaluation, Research Incentives

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Composition and Performance of Research Training Groups

University of Zurich Working Paper No. 130
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Birgit Pferdmenges, Kerstin Pull and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Tuebingen - Department of Business Administration and Economics, University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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governance of PhD-education, internationality, interdisciplinarity, performance, scientific visibility, doctoral completion rates, disciplinary fields

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Research, Innovation and Technological Performance in Germany (Report 2013)

Number of pages: 206 Posted: 02 May 2013
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Oldenburg, University of Hohenheim, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec), BETA - University of Strasbourg and University of Munich - Department of Economics
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Public Policy, Research, Innovation

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Class Size in Early Grades, Student Grit and Later School Outcomes

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Jana Gross, Simone Balestra and Uschi Backes-Gellner
ETH Zurich, University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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class size, grit, non-cognitive skills

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Do Research Training Groups Operate at Optimal Size?

University of Zurich, Institute of Business Administration, UZH Business Working Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 19 May 2017
Kerstin Pull, Birgit Pferdmenges and Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics, University of Tuebingen - Department of Business Administration and Economics and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Research, Innovation and Technological Performance in Germany (Report 2012)

Number of pages: 214 Posted: 02 May 2013
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Hohenheim, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec), BETA - University of Strasbourg, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and University of Munich - Department of Economics
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Public Policy, Research, Innovation

Do Preferences and Biases Predict Life Outcomes? Evidence from Education and Labor Market Entry Decisions

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6863
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Mar 2018
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Holger Herz, Michael Kosfeld and Yvonne Oswald
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Zurich, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Zurich - Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies
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economic preferences, education, dropout, human capital, job search

Do Preferences and Biases Predict Life Outcomes? Evidence from Education and Labor Market Entry Decisions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11288
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Holger Herz, Michael Kosfeld and Yvonne Oswald
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Fribourg - Department of Economics, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Zurich - Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies
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economic preferences, education, dropout, human capital, job search

Do Preferences and Biases Predict Life Outcomes? Evidence from Education and Labor Market Entry Decisions

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12609
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Jan 2018
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Holger Herz, Michael Kosfeld and Yvonne Oswald
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Fribourg - Department of Economics, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Zurich - Economics of Education, Firm Behaviour and Training Policies
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dropout, economic preferences, education, Human Capital, job search

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The Opportunity Costs of Becoming a Dean: Does Leadership in Academia Crowd out Research?

Schmalenbach Business Review, 70 (2018, DOI/10.1007/s41464-018-0048-0)2: 189-208
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Nov 2018
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Agnes Bäker and Kerstin Pull
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration, University of Zurich and University of Tuebingen - School of Business and Economics
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Leadership, Opportunity Costs, Academia, Resource Effect, Self-Selection, Expert Leader

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Rankings Upon Rankings: And No End in Sight Discussion of ‘Quantitative and Qualitative Rankings of Scholars’ by Rost and Frey

Schmalenbach Business Review, 63(2011)1: 99-108
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Nov 2018
Uschi Backes-Gellner
University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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Occupational Stereotypes and Gender‐Specific Job Satisfaction

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 71-91, 2016
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Dec 2015
Simon Janssen and Uschi Backes-Gellner
Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and University of Zurich - Institute for Business Administration
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