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Determinants of the Incidence of Group Incentives: Evidence from Canada

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  • Derek C. Jones
  • Jeffrey Pliskin

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The authors use Canadian data on four group incentive schemes to examine the determinants of the probability that a firm offers each scheme to its nonmanagerial workers and to production workers alone. They find that unionization lowers the incidence of group incentives, except for productivity gainsharing. Larger firms are more likely to offer share purchase plans to all nonmanagerial employees and profit sharing to production workers; cash bonuses are less common in larger firms. The authors find little indication that group incentives are either discouraged by machine-paced production or more common in firms with good industrial relations.

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  • Derek C. Jones & Jeffrey Pliskin, 1997. "Determinants of the Incidence of Group Incentives: Evidence from Canada," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 30(4), pages 1027-1045, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:30:y:1997:i:4:p:1027-45
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    1. Anne Stévenot-Guéry & Loris Guéry, 2006. "Épargne salariale et stratégies syndicales:une analyse des représentations des syndicats à partir des discours," Working Papers CREGO 1060904, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
    2. Heywood, John S. & Jirjahn, Uwe, 2009. "Profit sharing and firm size: The role of team production," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 71(2), pages 246-258, August.
    3. Long, Richard J. & Fang, Tony, 2013. "Profit Sharing and Workplace Productivity: Does Teamwork Play a Role?," IZA Discussion Papers 7869, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Anne Stevenot-Guery & Loris Guery, 2008. "Épargne salariale et stratégies syndicales : Une analyse des représentations des syndicats à partir des discours," Cahiers du CEREFIGE 0808, CEREFIGE (Centre Europeen de Recherche en Economie Financiere et Gestion des Entreprises), Universite de Lorraine, revised 2008.
    5. Thomas Cornelissen & John S. Heywood & Uwe Jirjahn, 2010. "Profit Sharing and Reciprocity: Theory and Survey Evidence," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 292, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    6. Thomas Cornelissen & John Heywood & Uwe Jirjahn, 2014. "Reciprocity and Profit Sharing: Is There an Inverse U-shaped Relationship?," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 205-225, June.

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