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Evolutionary perspectives on salary dispersion within firms

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  • Kevin Kniffin, 2009. "Evolutionary perspectives on salary dispersion within firms," Journal of Bioeconomics, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 23-42, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbioec:v:11:y:2009:i:1:p:23-42
    DOI: 10.1007/s10818-009-9056-y
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    Keywords

    Behavioral economics; Relative fitness; Egalitarianism; Evolutionary psychology; Anthropology; Trans disciplinary; Compensation; Sex differences; Age; Labor unions; J31; D31; M52; Z10;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • M52 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General

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