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. Robotization as a driver of increased labour productivity and economic convergence or divergence in the European Union

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM); KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM)

    Author : Mikael Aredal; Claudio Cianciotta; [2019]
    Keywords : Industrial robotics; Automation; Convergence; Technological diffusion; EU.; Robot industriali; Automazione; Convergenza; Diffusione tecnologica; UE.; Industriell robotik; Automation; Konvergens; Teknologisk diffusion; EU.;

    Abstract : During the years 2004-2014, the manufacturing sector within the EU countries witnessed an increase in the utilization of industrial robots, where robot density per worker approximately doubled. Considering that this is a rather recent event, studies investigating how much industrial robots impact labour productivity are still rare. READ MORE