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High-Performance Management Practices and Employee Outcomes in Denmark

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  • Cristini, Annalise

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    (Department of Economics, University of Bergamo)

  • Eriksson, Tor

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    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Pozzoli, Dario

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    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

Abstract

High-performance work practices are frequently considered to have positive e ects on corporate performance, but what do they do for employees? After showing that organizational innovation is indeed positively associated with rm performance, we investigate whether high-involvement work practices are associ- ated with higher wages, changes in wage inequality and workforce composition, using data from a survey directed at Danish private sector rms matched with linked employer-employee data. We also examine whether the relationship be- tween high-involvement work practices and employee outcomes is a ected by the industrial relations context

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11-1.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 04 Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aareco:2011_001

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Keywords: Workplace practices; wage inequality; workforce composition; hierarchy;

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