EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

How workers fare when employers innovate

Sandra Black (), Lisa Lynch () and Anya Krivelyova

No 2003-22, Working Paper Series from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Abstract: Complementing existing work on firm organizational structure and productivity, this paper examines the impact of organizational change on workers. We find evidence that employers do appear to compensate at least some of their workers for engaging in high performance workplace practices. We also find a significant association between high performance workplace practices and increased wage inequality. Finally, we examine the relationship between organizational structure and employment changes and find that some practices, such as self-managed teams, are associated with greater employment reductions, while other practices, such as the percentage of workers involved in job rotation, are associated with lower employment reductions.

Keywords: Productivity; Employment (Economic theory) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Industrial Relations: a Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 44-66, January 2004

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/files/wp03-22bk.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: How Workers Fare When Employers Innovate (2003) Downloads
Working Paper: How Workers Fare When Employers Innovate (2003) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:fedfwp:2003-22

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Paper Series from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Research Library ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-16
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfwp:2003-22