Varieties of Capitalism and Investments in Human Capital

27 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2012

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Marc Goergen

IE Business School, IE University; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Chris Brewster

Henley Management College - Human Resource Management

Geoffrey Wood

University of Sheffield - School of Management

Adrian J. Wilkinson

Griffith University

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Date Written: April 2012

Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between national institutional archetypes and investments in training and development. A recent trend within the literature on comparative capitalism has been to explore the nature and extent of heterogeneity within the coordinated market economies (CMEs) of Europe. Based on a review of the existing comparative literature on training and development, and comparative firm‐level survey evidence of differences in training and development practices, we both support and critique existing country clusters and argue for a more nuanced and flexible categorization.

Suggested Citation

Goergen, Marc and Brewster, Chris and Wood, Geoffrey and Wilkinson, Adrian J., Varieties of Capitalism and Investments in Human Capital (April 2012). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 51, pp. 501-527, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2045379 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2012.00688.x

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