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Zoran Aralica and Ivan Mitrovic ()

Economic Thought and Practice, 2016, vol. 25, issue 2, 447-468

Abstract: The main objective of the paper is to examine a specialized mechanism for encouraging cooperation between entrepreneurs and students in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. By using a specialized mechanism, the students could have the opportunity to complete their internships and work on student jobs within their chosen fields, which means they will be able to apply their knowledge and skillsets on appropriate tasks. At the same time, perspective employers could assess potential employees more effectively and easily define appropriate tasks for them. We argue that the mechanism is suitable for application on a regional (subnational) level in Croatia, as a dimension of the Regional innovation system (Edquist, 2004). Presence of appropriate institutions as well as the availability of adequate skills aimed at facilitating employment of personnel for appropriate job positions is a prerequisite for the functionalizing of mechanism. Regarding the results of analysis of the interaction between students and employers, we conclude that both groups recognize the importance of the students’ proactive behavior in seeking jobs, internships and apprenticeships.

Keywords: cooperation model; students and entrepreneurs; regional innovation system (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J24 M51 M54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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