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The Choice of Payment Schemes: Australian Establishment Data

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  • Robert W Drago

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    (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)

  • John S. Heywood

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We use Australian establishment data to estimate the determinants of incentive schemes. Hypotheses are drawn from the new economics of personnel and the strategic choice literatures. Larger firms are more likely to use individual schemes such as piece rates. Firms where female workers predominate or those facing stiff product market competition are more likely to use both piece rates and profit sharing. We also isolate the effects of monitoring, job security, and the industrial relations climate.

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Paper provided by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in its series Working papers with number _006.

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Date of creation: Oct 1995
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Publication status: Forthcoming _Industrial_Relations_
Handle: RePEc:wop:wimihp:_006

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  1. Charles Brown, 1990. "Firms' choice of method of pay," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 43(3), pages 165-182, February.
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