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dc.contributor.authorGrund, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorWestergård-Nielsen, Niels Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T15:10:55Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T15:10:55Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22909-
dc.description.abstractIn this contribution we examine the interrelation between intra-firm wage increases and firm performance. Previous studies have focused on the dispersion of wages in order to examine for the empirical dominance of positive monetary incentive effects compared to adverse effects due to fairness considerations. We argue that the dispersion of wage increases rather than wage levels is a crucial measure for monetary incentives in firms. The larger the dispersion of wage increases the higher the amount of monetary incentives in firms. In contrast, huge wage inequality without any promotion possibilities does not induce any monetary incentives. Evidence from unique Danish linked employer employee data shows that large dispersion of wage growth within firms is generally connected with low firm performance. The results are mainly driven by white collar rather than blue collar workers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aBonn econ discussion papers |x2005,3en_US
dc.subject.jelM52en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFairnessen_US
dc.subject.keywordFirm performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordInequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordMonetary Incentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordWage increasesen_US
dc.subject.keywordWage Dispersionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsorientierte Vergütungen_US
dc.subject.stwVergütungssystemen_US
dc.subject.stwGerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsanreizen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDänemarken_US
dc.titleThe Dispersion of Employees? Wage Increases and Firm Performanceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn487815599en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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