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Title:Teamwork and intra-firm wage dispersion among blue-collar workers PDF Logo
Authors:Jirjahn, Uwe
Kraft, Kornelius
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3291
Abstract:Using data on a sample of manufacturing establishments in Germany, we find that the use of self-managed teams is associated with increased intra-firm wage inequality between skilled and unskilled blue-collar workers. We also show that moderating factors play an important role. While teamwork interacts positively with employer-provided further training and a production technology of the most recent vintage, it interacts negatively with the age of the establishment and the coverage by a collective bargaining agreement.
Subjects:Wage inequality
skill-biased organizational change
establishment age
collective bargaining
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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