Objective overqualification, Perceived overqualification, Context, QCA, Configurations, Archetypes
We build on the configurational approach to identify patterns of macro contextual factors leading to high country-level employee overqualification. We differentiate between subjective and objective employee overqualification and establish that each is caused by different configurations of macro factors. We also identify country-level overqualification archetypes and link specific countries with respective archetypes. We find that a country’s non-vocational education system is a necessary condition for high objective overqualification, while objective overqualification itself is not a necessary condition for perceived overqualification. We discuss theoretical implications and offer policy implications.
Nikolovski, A., & Kaše, R. (2022). Determinants of Country-Level Employee Overqualification: A Configurational Approach. Economic and Business Review, 24(2), 111-131. https://doi.org/10.15458/2335-4216.1301
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