nep-ger New Economics Papers
on German Papers
Issue of 2010‒07‒10
two papers chosen by
Roberto Cruccolini
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen

  1. Das Management des (un)erwünschten Ressourcenüberschusses. Teil III. Das optimale Slack-Niveau – Die Bewertung des organizational slack By Hans-Christian Krcal
  2. Der Selektionsprozess in Maßnahmen der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik : eine explorative Untersuchung für die deutsche Arbeitsvermittlung By Yankova, Katerina

  1. By: Hans-Christian Krcal
    Keywords: organizational slack; X- efficiency; efficiency measures of resource allocation; organizational performance
    JEL: D61 M10 L29 D23
    Date: 2010–07–02
  2. By: Yankova, Katerina (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])
    Abstract: "The major research contribution of this paper is an analysis of the selection processes in active labor market programs. Using findings from existing literature and expert interviews with job placement officers we define a realistic selection process ranging from the registration of unemployment to a (non-)participation and analyze it exploratively. Precise knowledge of the selection process and mechanisms is of great importance to evaluation research and help future studies to choose the right research design and support the interpretation of results. This study finds that the influencing factors and descisions in the selection process consist of multiple layers and are quite complex therefore the specification of a proper research design is key to a valid evaluation. Finally, the paper identifies concrete research questions to be answered by future studies." (author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
    JEL: J68 H43 D78
    Date: 2010–07–02

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