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The Adoption of Production Incentives in Spain

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  • Alberto Bayo-Moriones
  • Emilio Huerta-Arribas

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We attempt to identify the factors that determine the use of production incentives for manual workers in Spanish manufacturing industry. Data relating to 629 manufacturing plants are used in the investigation. Our findings show that intensified competition, membership of a multinational firm and public ownership have a negative effect. Also, production incentives are associated with lower monitoring, narrowness of job description and teamwork. The evidence obtained rejects the hypothesis of a negative association between incentive payment and several features associated with internal labour markets. Finally, union influence is found to have a positive influence on the use of incentives. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics 2002.

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  • Alberto Bayo-Moriones & Emilio Huerta-Arribas, 2002. "The Adoption of Production Incentives in Spain," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 40(4), pages 709-724, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:40:y:2002:i:4:p:709-724
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    1. Bayo-Moriones, Alberto & Galdon-Sanchez, Jose Enrique & Martinez-de-Morentin, Sara, 2011. "The Process of Wage Adjustment: An Analysis Using Establishment-Level Data," IZA Discussion Papers 5998, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Bayo-Moriones, Alberto & Galdon-Sanchez, Jose Enrique & Güell, Maia, 2004. "Is Seniority-Based Pay Used as a Motivation Device? Evidence from Plant Level Data," IZA Discussion Papers 1321, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. José Ángel Zúñiga Vicente & José David Vicente Lorente, 2003. "Assessing the Structural Change of Strategic Mobility Determinants Under Hypercompetitive Environments," Working Papers 0302, Departament Empresa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, revised Feb 2003.
    4. Galdon-Sanchez, Jose Enrique & Gil, Ricard & Bayo-Moriones, Alberto, 2015. "Outsourcing of peripheral services: Evidence from Spanish manufacturing plant-level data," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 328-344.
    5. Alberto Bayo-Moriones & Pedro Ortín-Ángel, 2003. "Internal Promotion Versus External Recruitment: Evidence in Industrial Plants," Working Papers 0303, Departament Empresa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, revised Mar 2003.

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