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Attitudes, Expectations and Sharing


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Brown, S. and Sessions, J. G., 2003. Attitudes, Expectations and Sharing. Labour, 17 (4), pp. 543-69.

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Abstract

We explore the relationship between performance-related pay and the attitudes and expectations of a representative sample of British workers. Our results suggest that employees who participate in productivity-linked bonus schemes, discretionary bonus schemes, share ownership or profit sharing are more optimistic about future employment and pay and are generally more satisfied with their work environment. However, employees participating specifically in profit-sharing schemes are less likely to work as hard as they can, ceteris paribus. This is an intriguing finding, insinuating as it does that group-sharing schemes are unable to rout the temptation to free ride and thereby ensure a first best cooperative equilibrium.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsBrown, S.and Sessions, J. G.
Uncontrolled Keywordspersonnel economics, payment methods (j330), compensation packages, job satisfaction, compensation and compensation methods and their effects (m520), safety, related public policy (j280)
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code10153

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