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Industrial Relations and Reliability in LDC Manufacturing


  • Kenneth Chomitz


Problems with quality control and deadline adherence are sometimes cited as barriers to the expansion of manufactured exports from LDCs. These problems, it is argued, are not entirely idiosyncratic to particular managers or cultures. Employees' attention is strongly influenced by the structure of pay incentives and by technologically-determined monitoring costs. Supporting evidence is presented using data from a survey of 450 Indonesian manufacturing establishments, and policy implications are discussed.

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  • Kenneth Chomitz, 1990. "Industrial Relations and Reliability in LDC Manufacturing," Boston University - Institute for Economic Development 9, Boston University, Institute for Economic Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:bosecd:9

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