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Do loyal subordinates get higher wages? Experience from China


  • Hon-Kwong Lui
  • Yui-Tim Wong


This paper classifies loyalty to supervisor into five dimensions, namely identification, internalization, dedication, effort and following supervisor. The results show that the 'effort' dimension has a positive effect on wage whereas the 'following supervisor' dimension has a negative effect on wage. Contrary to common perception, loyal subordinates may not get higher wages.

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  • Hon-Kwong Lui & Yui-Tim Wong, 2005. "Do loyal subordinates get higher wages? Experience from China," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(10), pages 649-652.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:10:p:649-652 DOI: 10.1080/13504850500183639

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