Universiteit Maastricht

The principle of legality

Auteur(s): Peristeridou, C.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: Roef, D.; Keiler, J. (Eds.), Comparative concepts of criminal law, (pp. 11-32). Antwerp: Intersentia.

Type: Boekdeel

Training access, reciprocity, and expected retirement age

Auteur(s): Montizaan, R.M.; Grip, A. de; Fouarge, D.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: ROA Research Memoranda 001. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

Samenvatting:
This paper investigates whether employers can induce employees to postpone retirement by offering access to training courses that maintain job proficiency. We use unique, matched employer–employee surveys for the Dutch public sector, which include detailed information on a wide range of HR practices applied in the organization, as well as the expected retirement age of its employees. We find that training policies, as reported by employers, are significantly positively related to employee expected retirement age, irrespective of whether employees actually participate in training. We show that this positive relationship is driven by employees’ positive reciprocal inclinations, indicating that provision of training may serve as a tool to motivate older employees in their job and consequently to retire later. The provision of training access may therefore complement existing pension reforms in many industrialized countries that aim to increase labor-force participation of older workers. Robustness analyses indicate that the relationship between offering training access and expected age of retirement is unlikely to be driven by reverse causality, self-selection, or the presence of other organizational characteristics.

Toon samenvatting

Inter-temporal patterns of R&D collaboration and innovative performance

Auteur(s): Belderbos, R.A.; Carree, M.A.; Lokshin, B.; Sastre, J.F.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: Journal of Technology Transfer, 40(1), 123-137.

Type: Artikel

Samenvatting:
While prior studies have investigated the effect of collaborative R&D with different partner types (suppliers, customers, competitors and research institutions and universities) on firms' innovative performance, the implications of dynamic patterns in these collaborations have not received attention. In a large panel of Spanish innovating firms operating in a broad range of industries during the period 2004-2011, we examine the differential effects of recently formed, persistent, and recently discontinued collaboration on innovative performance. Persistence is the most common pattern of collaboration, while discontinuities are most often observed for competitor collaboration. We find that it is persistent collaboration that has a systematically positive effect on innovativeness. With the exception of recently formed collaboration with universities and research institutes, other temporal patterns of collaboration do not significantly improve innovation performance. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Toon samenvatting

Training access, reciprocity, and expected retirement age

Auteur(s): Montizaan, R.M.; Grip, A. de; Fouarge, D.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: GSBE research memorandum 005. Maastricht: GSBE.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

Samenvatting:
This paper investigates whether employers can induce employees to postpone retirement by offering access to training courses that maintain job proficiency. We use unique, matched employer–employee surveys for the Dutch public sector, which include detailed information on a wide range of HR practices applied in the organization, as well as the expected retirement age of its employees. We find that training policies, as reported by employers, are significantly positively related to employee expected retirement age, irrespective of whether employees actually participate in training. We show that this positive relationship is driven by employees’ positive reciprocal inclinations, indicating that provision of training may serve as a tool to motivate older employees in their job and consequently to retire later. The provision of training access may therefore complement existing pension reforms in many industrialized countries that aim to increase labor-force participation of older workers. Robustness analyses indicate that the relationship between offering training access and expected age of retirement is unlikely to be driven by reverse causality, self-selection, or the presence of other organizational characteristics.

Toon samenvatting

Catalonia's independence and the role of the Constitutional Court

Auteur(s): Marrero González, G.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: Tijdschrift voor Constitutioneel Recht, , 86-94.

Type: Artikel

Nieuwe kansen voor jeugdhulp en jeugdbescherming

Auteur(s): Willems, J.C.M.; Weterings, A.M.; Ruiter, C. de; Pollmann, P.; Reijt, F.A. van der; Gijn, A.H. van

Jaar: 2015

Bron: . Voorschoten: Expertise Centrum Kind in de Pleegzorg.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

Pensioen en de belangrijkste toekomstvoorzieningen

Auteur(s): Bollen-Vandenboorn, A.H.H. (Eds.)

Jaar: 2015

Bron: (6e druk) Den Haag: Sdu.

Type: Boekredactie

DGA: civiele en fiscale aspecten in Pensioen en de belangrijkste toekomstvoorzieningen

Auteur(s): Bollen-Vandenboorn, A.H.H.; Dieleman, B.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: (6e druk) Den Haag: Sdu.

Type: Boek