Who Trains' High-Tech Industries or High-Tech Workplaces'

63 Pages Posted: 14 May 2009

Date Written: January 25, 2009


This study contributes to the expanding body of research in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT). Using data on business sector workplaces from the 1999 Workplace and Employee Survey (WES), we investigate factors related to the incidence and intensity of training. The study focuses on whether training incidence and training intensity are more closely associated with the technological competencies of specific workplaces than with membership in ICT- and science-based industry environments. The study finds that training incidence depends more on the technological competencies exhibited by individual workplaces. Among workplaces that decide to train, these technological competencies are also important determinants of the intensity of training.

Keywords: employee training, formal training, high technology, high technology industries, information and communication technologies, on-the-job training

JEL Classification: O3, M53

Suggested Citation

Chowhan, James, Who Trains' High-Tech Industries or High-Tech Workplaces' (January 25, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1404725 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1404725

James Chowhan (Contact Author)

McMaster University ( email )

1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, Ontario L8S4L6

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