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Business Visits and the Quest for External Knowledge

Max Tani

A chapter in Factors Affecting Worker Well-being: The Impact of Change in the Labor Market, 2014, vol. 40, pp 293-324 from Emerald Publishing Ltd

Abstract: Abstract This paper analyses the role of face-to-face interactions between employees of different firms meeting during work-related visits in fostering skills and generating new productive knowledge. The analysis is based on primary data collected from 1,982 business visitors to/from Australia. The results suggest that face-to-face interacting can be an effective mechanism to enhance skill formation, as it improves the stock of useful knowledge and offers opportunities to learning to both visiting and visited parties.

Keywords: External knowledge; face-to-face interactions; international business visits; F2; J6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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