Factors affecting occupational choice in Papua New Guinea

Prideaux, Murray, and Beg, A.B.M. Rabiul Alam (2013) Factors affecting occupational choice in Papua New Guinea. Business Review, Cambridge, 21 (1). pp. 119-126.

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A modified multinomial logit model, estimated by the robust maximum likelihood method, is used to investigate the degree to which 'nationally significant' leadership barriers and personal characteristics affect individual occupational choice in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Despite the changing nature of occupations, increasing influence of 'western' leadership and management practices and the impact of gender, there is a paucity of literature investigating the most significant factors influencing occupational choice in PNG's predominately patriarchal society. By combining 'nationally significant' leadership barrier variables and personal characteristics, this study develops an occupational choice model that predicts the, probability that an individual will choose one of four occupations considered in this study. Empirical analysis based on survey data, finds statistically significant impact of leadership barrier variables and all individual characteristics, except gender, in predicting occupational choice in PNG.

Item ID: 26962
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1553-5827
Keywords: multinomial logit, maximum likelihood, robust estimation, leadership barriers, Papua New Guinea, occupational choice
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 04:39
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 100%
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