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Inside the Firm: Contributions to Personnel Economics

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  • Altmann, Steffen
    (Deputy Program Director, Institute for Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn))
  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.
    (Director of the IZA and Professor of Economics, University of Bonn)

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  • Lazear, Edward P.

    (Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Graduate School of Business and Morris A. Cox Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University)

Abstract

How should firms select their employees? How should they design their compensation schemes such that employees are motivated to work hard? How do the performance and compensation of teammates influence workers' motivation and productivity? Personnel economics examines human resource practices and answers questions that are of paramount importance for business leaders around the globe. In this volume, Edward P. Lazear, a founding father of personnel economics and winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics 2004, takes stock of the economic analysis of personnel management, and the advancements and achievements that have been made in this field over the past 30 years. The book contains an impressive selection of Lazear's most important papers. It provides a unifying approach to human resource practices and a useful reference on personnel strategies such as hiring, motivating, and training an effective work force.

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This book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780199693399 and published in 2011.

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  1. Mário Centeno & Álvaro A. Novo, 2013. "Segmenting wages," Economic Bulletin and Financial Stability Report Articles, Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department.

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