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Task 3.2: Best local practices that favor economic performance
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| Thünen Institute |
| Key words | Human Resource Management, development regimes, labour market institutions, firm based approach
General drivers of productivity can be either reinforced or mitigated by specific local opportunities and constraints. The objective of this task is to identify the best practices that favor economic performance at the local level. We will focus on a few local labour markets from France and Germany as first experimentation of case studies. We will analyse different practices that support performance and, especially, productivity, at political, administrative, and business levels, by matching qualification of the local labor force to company needs. These practices include measures that improve qualifications of the local labor force, attract new workers, and either out-source or service employee pools. Initially, we will develop common criteria that identify best practices. Then, we will conduct group discussions with various stakeholders (e.g., entrepreneurs, local employment agencies, local politicians) and scan local archives and secondary data sources to both gather relevant information and develop hypotheses. Hypotheses will consider how local businesses mentally frame local skill problems and include capacities and restrictions, all for developing strategies to address their problems. Finally, we will conduct structured interviews to test specific hypotheses, and to get a broader overview about local business strategies costs, and associated effects. This task will support and be enhanced by WP7 output.