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The Adoption of Production Incentives in Spain

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  • Alberto Bayo-Moriones
  • Emilio Huerta-Arribas
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    We attempt to identify the factors that determine the use of production incentives for manual workers in Spanish manufacturing industry. Data relating to 629 manufacturing plants are used in the investigation. Our findings show that intensified competition, membership of a multinational firm and public ownership have a negative effect. Also, production incentives are associated with lower monitoring, narrowness of job description and teamwork. The evidence obtained rejects the hypothesis of a negative association between incentive payment and several features associated with internal labour markets. Finally, union influence is found to have a positive influence on the use of incentives. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics 2002.

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    Article provided by London School of Economics in its journal British Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 709-724

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:40:y:2002:i:4:p:709-724

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    1. Alberto Bayo-Moriones & Jose Enrique Galdon-Sanchez & Sara Martinez-de-Morentin, 2013. "The Process of Wage Adjustment: An Analysis Using Establishment- Level Data," Documentos de Trabajo - Lan Gaiak Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra 1306, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra.
    2. Bayo-Moriones, Alberto & Galdon-Sanchez, Jose Enrique & Güell, Maia, 2004. "Is Seniority-Based Pay Used as a Motivation Device? Evidence from Plant Level Data," IZA Discussion Papers 1321, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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