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Job preferences of business and economics students

Job preferences of business and economics students The purpose of this paper is to elicit young economists’ job preferences through the use of a choice experiment (CE).Design/methodology/approachA CE conducted at a total of five universities in Spain, the Czech Republic and Germany. After estimating a random parameter logit model, the monetary value of the willingness to accept a specific job attribute is simulated.FindingsThe most important job characteristic, consistent across countries and universities, is a long-term career prospect at the company.Originality/valueThis is the first CE conducted on business and economics students’ job preferences in three European countries. Using the same survey instrument allows for the comparison of students’ job preferences across countries and also between private and public universities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Manpower Emerald Publishing

Job preferences of business and economics students

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0143-7720
DOI
10.1108/ijm-09-2017-0249
Publisher site
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to elicit young economists’ job preferences through the use of a choice experiment (CE).Design/methodology/approachA CE conducted at a total of five universities in Spain, the Czech Republic and Germany. After estimating a random parameter logit model, the monetary value of the willingness to accept a specific job attribute is simulated.FindingsThe most important job characteristic, consistent across countries and universities, is a long-term career prospect at the company.Originality/valueThis is the first CE conducted on business and economics students’ job preferences in three European countries. Using the same survey instrument allows for the comparison of students’ job preferences across countries and also between private and public universities.

Journal

International Journal of ManpowerEmerald Publishing

Published: May 16, 2019

Keywords: Employment; Choice experiment; Random parameter logit; Students’ job preferences

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