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Productivity and Organization in Portuguese Firms

Lorenzo Caliendo (), Giordano Mion (), Luca David Opromolla () and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg ()

CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: The productivity of firms is, at least partly, determined by a firm's actions and decisions. One of these decisions involves the organization of production in terms of the number of layers of management the firm decides to employ. Using detailed employer-employee matched data and firm production quantity and input data for Portuguese firms, we study the endogenous response of revenue-based and quantity-based productivity to a change in layers: a firm reorganization. We show that as a result of an exogenous demand or productivity shock that makes the firm reorganize and add a management layer, quantity-based productivity increases by about 8%, while revenue-based productivity drops by around 7%. Such a reorganization makes the firm more productive, but also increases the quantity produced to an extent that lowers the price charged by the firm and, as a result, its revenue-based productivity

Keywords: productivity; organization; wages; managers; layers; TFP; firm size (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 D24 L23 F16 J24 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-eff, nep-hrm, nep-lma and nep-tid
Date: 2015-12
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