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The Productivity Effects of Information Sharing, Profit Sharing, and ESOPs

  • Ohkusa, Yasushi
  • Ohtake, Fumio

We obtained the results for Japanese firms on the effects of profit-sharing, information-sharing and ESOPs by estimating production functions using a panel data set. The contribution of this paper is to identify the presence of a profit-sharing system and an information sharing system by estimation based on an individual firm.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

Volume (Year): 11 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 385-402

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