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Team Effects on Compensation : An Application to Salary Determinantion in the National Hokey League

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  • Idson, T.
  • Kahane, L.H.

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Studies of salary determination largely model pay as a function of the attributes of the individual and the workplace (i.e., employer size, job characteristics, and so forth). This article empirically investigates an additional factor that may influence individual pay, specifically coworker productivity. Data from professional sports are used to evaluate this question because both salary and teammate performance measures are readily available. We find that team attributes have both direct effects on an individual's pay, and indirect effects through altering the rates at which individual player productive characteristics are valued. Copyright 2000 by Oxford University Press.

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Paper provided by Columbia University, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 1995_14.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:clu:wpaper:1995_14

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Keywords: PRODUCTIVITY; WAGES;

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