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Estimating the Wage Premium to Supervision for Middle Managers in different contexts: evidence from Germany and the UK

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  • Marco Biagetti
  • Antonio Giangreco

    (LEM - Lille économie management - UMR 9221 - UA - Université d'Artois - UCL - Université catholique de Lille - Université de Lille - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • L. Leone
  • M. Marra
  • S. Scicchitano

Abstract

The analysis of wage distribution has attracted scholars from different disciplines seeking to develop theoretical arguments to explain the upward or downward trend. In particular, how the middle management wage premium changes in different contexts is a relatively neglected area of research. This study argues that wage distribution changes in different contexts, representing different forms of capitalism. To shed light on this, we considered the size and the shape of the wage premium to supervision paid to middle managers in Germany and the UK. We find evidence of two forms of context: middle managers are paid differently for the same task according to the economy where they work; of this amount, about half of the difference is related to the context. We frame the analysis within the literature on varieties of capitalism.

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  • Marco Biagetti & Antonio Giangreco & L. Leone & M. Marra & S. Scicchitano, 2020. "Estimating the Wage Premium to Supervision for Middle Managers in different contexts: evidence from Germany and the UK," Post-Print hal-02508903, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02508903
    DOI: 10.1177/0950017020902983
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