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The effects of IMPROSHARE on productivity

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  • Roger T. Kaufman

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Analyzing 112 responses to a 1988 questionnaire sent to all known users of IMPROSHARE, the author estimates the effects on productivity of this gain-sharing plan, which is being used by a growing number of companies. The data indicate that IMPROSHARE has led to significant increases in productivity. The median productivity increase was about 8% in the first year, and the cumulative productivity gains had risen to 17.5% by the third year, after which they began to level off. The mean productivity increases were even greater than the median increases and followed a similar pattern. The author finds that a sizable portion of the gains reflects reductions in defect and downtime rates, and that firm size was inversely related to productivity gains. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

Volume (Year): 45 (1992)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
Pages: 311-322

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Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:45:y:1992:i:2:p:311-322

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Cited by:
  1. Susan Helper & Morris M. Kleiner, 2009. "International Differences in Lean Production, Productivity, and Employee Attitudes," NBER Chapters, in: International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms, pages 231-261 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Park, Rhokeun, 2012. "Cognitive and affective approaches to employee participation: Integration of the two approaches," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 450-458.
  3. Derek C. Jones & Takao Kato & Jeffrey Pliskin, 1994. "Profit Sharing and Gainsharing: A Review of Theory, Incidence, and Effects," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_125, Levy Economics Institute.

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