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Learning by doing as a human capital factor: Case of Eskisehir furniture manufacturing sector

Siklar, Ilyas and Ozdemir, Bilge Kagan and Er, Fikret and Asan, Zerrin (2010) Learning by doing as a human capital factor: Case of Eskisehir furniture manufacturing sector. In: The Third International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2010), 1st-2nd December 2010, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. , Universiti Utara Malaysia, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9789832078456

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This study seeks to determine the impacts of learning by doing, human capital and R&D factors on firm’s output by using simultaneous equations system. In this study, medium and large-sized companies from furniture manufacturing sector in Eskisehir, Turkey are selected as the research domain and a database is generated based on the information collected through face-to-face interviews with company executives (or with officials designated by them), the financial statements of researched companies, and the records of Eskisehir Chamber of Industry. According to the estimation results obtained, the human capital stock, learning by practice phenomenon and the research and development expenditures have a linear impact on the company's total output. It is understood that, fixed capital stock and size of company become prominent in terms of their impact on the human capital, and the mentioned variables demonstrate a positive relation with the output. Likewise, the linear relationship between learning by practice and company size as well as wage level; and between research & development expenditures and company size are the factors that come forth in the explanation of the dependent variables.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Jointly organised by Ministry of Higher Education, UUM College of Law, Government & International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and Association of International Studies Malaysia (AIS)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 07:11
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 04:12

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