Exploring job placement in the BioCapital pharmaceutical industry: A quantitative analysis

by Muhr, Susan M., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2007, 94 pages; 3266761


This dissertation uses a records-based research approach to review a local recruiting firm’s database from January 1, 2005 to April 30, 2007 in the BioCapital pharmaceutical industry. The research problem addressed in this paper was the top three reasons why employee’s sought another job within the BioCapital pharmaceutical industry. It assessed if an employee’s salary related to their job placement and if the demographic variables (such as gender, educational level, and years of experience) had a relationship to job placement. There is extremely limited research in the pharmaceutical industry associated with job placement therefore this study has expanded the literature. Logistic regression was utilized to assess the effects of the independent variables on employee job placement. This research study provides a better understanding of why employees seek other employment in the BioCapital pharmaceutical industry. This study reveals that people seek a new job just for more money. Also, this study reveals inconclusive information about the demographic variables that relate to job placement.

AdviserJohn Klocinski
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3266761

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