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The Productivity Effects of Information Sharing, Profit Sharing, and ESOPs

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  • Ohkusa, Yasushi
  • Ohtake, Fumio

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We obtained the results for Japanese firms on the effects of profit-sharing, information-sharing and ESOPs by estimating production functions using a panel data set. The contribution of this paper is to identify the presence of a profit-sharing system and an information sharing system by estimation based on an individual firm.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

Volume (Year): 11 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 385-402

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:11:y:1997:i:3:p:385-402

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  1. Takao Kato, 2000. "The Recent Transformation of Participatory Employment Practices in Japan," NBER Working Papers 7965, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Itoh, Hideshi & Kikutani, Tatsuya & Hayashida, Osamu, 2008. "Complementarities among authority, accountability, and monitoring: Evidence from Japanese business groups," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 207-228, June.
  3. Hiroyuki Chuma & Takao Kato & Isao Ohashi, 2004. "What Japanese Workers Want: Evidence from the Japanese Worker Representation and Participation Survey," Discussion papers 04019, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
  4. Kato, Takao & Lee, Ju Ho & Ryu, Jang-Soo, 2010. "The Productivity Effects of Profit Sharing, Employee Ownership, Stock Option and Team Incentive Plans: Evidence from Korean Panel Data," IZA Discussion Papers 5111, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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