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Teamwork And Intra-Firm Wage Dispersion Among Blue-Collar Workers

  • Uwe Jirjahn
  • Kornelius Kraft

Using data on a sample of manufacturing establishments in Germany, we find that the use of self-managed teams is associated with increased intra-firm wage inequality between skilled and unskilled blue-collar workers. We also show that moderating factors play an important role. While teamwork interacts positively with employer-provided further training and a production technology of the most recent vintage, it interacts negatively with the age of the establishment and the coverage by a collective bargaining agreement. Copyright (c) 2010 The Authors. Scottish Journal of Political Economy (c) 2010 Scottish Economic Society.

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Volume (Year): 57 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (09)
Pages: 404-429

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