A Study about Private Returns to Human Capital over Transition: Belarus
Abstract: The gradualist approach to economic transition in Belarus would contribute to form the a priori expectation that the rate of return to education is low and the earnings profile by work experience flat, like they supposedly were under central-planning. However, the first available estimates of Mincerian earnings equations based on the Belarusian Household Survey on Incomes and Expenditure suggest that the skill payoff was high in 1996, at about 10.1% per year, and stable. The return to one year of work experience is also high at 5%. This result maintains also after controlling for sample selection bias, despite a general reduction in the annual rate of return to education by about 20-30%.
Introduction: This research work provides the first available evidence on the returns to education in Belarus. Belarus is an interesting case study for the specific transition path followed. After a period of fast reforms in the early 1990s, which led to price (but not wage) liberalisation, Belarus has been, perhaps, the least reformed of the transition economies in Eastern Europe and in the CIS. In fact, though being the target of recent interventions, which led price growth to go down from three to two digits, macroeconomic stabilisation is still far from being achieved. Privatisation is progressing very slowly. Trade liberalisation is not implemented yet and the State exerts a strict control on the labour market. This situation provides a unique testing ground of many hypotheses developed in the economic transition literature about the size of the increase in the returns to education, and about the determinants of such an increase. Keep reading…
Abstract: Modern Japanese management practices were investigated by a hidden participant/observation work experience over a six month period. Direct observation documents the nature of each component in management’s system of controlling workers at the point of production. Observations were organized to analyze the effects of Japanese management on U.S. workers and to assess the hypothesis that Japanese management practices result in resistance among those workers.
Seven components of control were identified in this management scheme. These components fell into two categories: social or technical attempts at control. Social aspects included a pre-employment selection process, an orientation and training program for new employees, organization of work around a team concept, a company philosophy of kaizen (continuous improvement), and attempts at manipulating shop floor culture through a corporate culture of egalitarianism..
Abstract: This case is about Ping Fu (Ping), an entrepreneur based in the US, who co-founded Raindrop Geomagic (Geomagic), a company which designed and developed software applications in the nascent area of Digital Shape Sampling and Processing (DSSP).
The case highlights the challenges Ping faced right from her early years in China, her higher studies and work experience in the US, the inspiration for setting up Geomagic, and the initial problems she faced as an entrepreneur. The case effectively brings out the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, especially in new and emerging technology areas, with regard to venture capital funding, business development, people management, and growth related issues.
Groundwork is the prime contractor for a DWP contract for the Community Task Force, part of the young people’s guarantee provision. Young people (18 – 24 years) who aren’t in education or employment are given a range of options including training or work experience. Groundwork is a federation of 30 different trusts, all of whom are independent legal bodies. Groundwork UK is their national umbrella body. Local Groundwork trusts have traditionally delivered welfare–to-work services under subcontract.
Groundwork UK won the contract for South West Wales and South Wales Valleys. The contract started in January 2010 and runs to March 2011. Groundwork are using a mix of subcontractors: their own local trusts, other third sector organisations, the public sector and one private sector subcontractor. The contract for Neath and Swansea has been subcontracted to Manpower. The overall contract is for approximately 4,000 placements, and is in the order of £4 million. Read further..
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Genzyme, one of the world’s foremost biotechnology companies, has just completed their world headquarters, Genzyme Center , in Cambridge, MA. This building was designed and constructed to be one of the most environmentally responsible office buildings ever built in the United States. To help guide these goals, Genzyme pursued the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System and achieved a PLATINUM rating under LEED 2.0.
Genzyme had sustainable goals across five broad areas: sustainable site planning, safeguarding water and water efficiency, energy efficiency and renewable energy, conservation of materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. As for being employee-friendly, the space combines a collaborative work environment with a green-centric focus providing approximately 900 employees with an ideal work experience. Click here to read more…
Can you please post some case studies on Principles of Mnagement / Business Management HRM SHRM OB Conflicts in Negotiation Management
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Hi Guys… Good Noon I am looking out for some case studies on failed change management .. it can be either in merger acquisitions technological advancement or any other aspect. If you know of some website or any other resource then please let me know. Thanks Tan
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Case Study on Google – What do you learn from this?
Case Study on Google – What do you learn from this? When a product manager at Google told his bosses this year that he was quitting and taking a job at Face book they offered him a large raise. When he said it was not about the money they told him he could have a promotion work in a different area or even start his own company inside Google. He turned down all the inducements and joined Google’s newest rival. “Google’s gotten to be a lot bigger and slowermoving of a company” said the former mana…
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Hi There Do you have any case studies on time management that could be used for training. The target audience are managers with about 6 to 7 years of work experience..
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IR case study
hey… can somebody plz send me some case studies on shopfloor people management. something involving relationship between supervisor and worker…and the management of same. it b very helpful. Thanks n regards Rupika
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Case study on training need analysis & Time Management
Hello I want to make case study on Time Management and training need analysis of any organisation. If any body is having any case study on these topics plz mail it on taniyaqueenyahoo.co.in”taniyaqueenyahoo.co.in hope i ll get full coperation from you… Thanks & regards Taniya
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Outbound Training: Tips on Large Group Mgmt
Hello All Just wanted to share an Outbound Training Experience. We were asked by a corporate in Mumbai to conduct a 1 day Outbound Training program for a group of 130 people. All Together. : I thought of posting this as a quick case study on large group management: Challenges: 1. Limited Time frame Just 8 Hours 2. Extremely Large Group 3. Well defined Learning Objectives Listening Skills Process and System orientation and Fun : 4. Seniors and Middle Management with high expectations Challenges…
Discussion in CiteHR.com – 3 Replies – Dated: 14-01-2011