Essays about: "Labour productivity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 60 essays containing the words Labour productivity.

  1. 1. Evaluating how intensive Information and Communication Technology courses can help bridge the Gender Digital Divide

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Innovationsteknik

    Author : Zoë Wyon; Sofia Sundbom; [2019]
    Keywords : Gender Digital Divide; Information and Communication Technology; Evaluation; Evaluation Framework; Tanzania; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Inclusion in the digital society can lead to improved communication and access to information which increases informed decision making and productivity for individuals and businesses. In turn, this has a positive effect on the socio-economic development of a country. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Effect of Language Proficiency on Immigrants' Labour Earnings

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Andreas Andersson; Henrik Hällerfors; [2019]
    Keywords : Earnings; Immigration; Refugee; Language; Human Capital;

    Abstract : This study examines the returns to language proficiency for immigrants in Germany. It uses self-reported language proficiency as a proxy for the objective skill level. Estimating the effect is complex and it is likely to be biased due to several factors, such as unobserved heterogeneity, measurement errors, and reverse causality. READ MORE

  3. 3. Discourses and Understandings of Employability in Vocational Education : A Comparison of Swedish and Catalan Policies and Student Perspectives

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik

    Author : Alex Cuadrado; [2019]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : The concept of ‘employability’ is an important aspect of the link between education and the labour market. This thesis describes, in the Swedish and Catalan contexts, the conceptualization of employability in the discourses of vocational educational policy trough the analytical categories of representations of the world, social order, and social identity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cross-border M&A as a Driver of Global Innovation - A Quantitative Study on Knowledge Transfer through International M&A

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering

    Author : Ellen Börjesson; [2019]
    Keywords : Innovation; Cross-border M A; Globalisation; Emerging Markets; Total Factor Productivity;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to further elaborate on the topic of cross-border M&A as a driver of international exchange of knowledge by investigating the difference in innovation post M&A, compared to other transactions, for industry-related transactions, transactions between two innovative countries and transactions where the acquiring country is non-innovative while the target is innovative. Unlike previous research that mainly classifies countries as either emerging or advanced based on financial conditions, the classification of non-innovative and innovative countries is based on the Global Innovation Index, which has not before been used as an explanation factor in this research area. READ MORE

  5. 5. Unemployment in the 21st Century: The Interaction between Macroeconomic Shocks and Institutions

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Jesper Lippe; [2019]
    Keywords : Unemployment; Youth Unemployment; Adult Unemployment; OECD; Shocks; Institutions; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This paper analyses the driving factors of youth- and adult unemployment in the OECD-countries during the 21st century. Focus is on both macroeconomic shock variables, such as the GDP-gap, the real interest rate and total factor productivity-growth, and institutional variables, such as union density, active labour market policies, the tax wedge, the replacement rate and the share of temporary employment contracts. READ MORE