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The Choice of Gainsharing Plans in North America: A Congruence Perspective

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Utilizing multinomial logit analyses of survey data from 217 organizations having experience with gainsharing plans in North America, congruence explanations of the choice of a particular type of gainsharing plan were examined. The choice of gainsharing plan was influenced by situational factors such as labor intensity, organizational size, and nonmanufacturing. Program goals, such as reducing nonlabor costs and improving labor relations, were also related to the probability of program adoption. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.

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  • Dong-One Kim, 2003. "The Choice of Gainsharing Plans in North America: A Congruence Perspective," Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 26(3), pages 465-483, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:tra:jlabre:v:26:y:2003:i:3:p:465-483
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