Incentives and earnings growth
Anders Frederiksen ()
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, vol. 85, issue C, 97-107
The career prospects of newly recruited employees differ substantially within an organization. The stars experience considerable growth in earnings; others can hardly maintain their entry salaries. This article sheds light on the mechanisms generating the observed heterogeneity in earnings growth by investigating the effects that explicit short-run incentives and implicit incentives have on earnings growth. The model's predictions are tested using personnel records from a large bank and are found to be consistent with the observed earnings growth during the first half of the employees’ careers.
Keywords: Explicit incentives; Implicit incentives; Performance; Earnings growth; Personnel economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J30 J41 M50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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