Economics at your fingertips  

Appointed Referred Applicants - a Way of Motivating Employees

K. Snellman

Working Papers from Aarhus School of Business - Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper is a study of the function of appointments of referred workers as a way of motivating employees. Earlier research has stressed out that infromation about the ability of the referred applicant can explain why appointments through contacts are made. In this paper it is shown that it can be profitable to appoint new employees according to the suggestions of the old employees even though it means that the employer deliberately appoints applicants with lower ability.

Keywords: WAGES; HUMAN CAPITAL; RECRUITMENT (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D23 J33 J41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
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:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Aarhus School of Business - Department of Economics Department of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration. The Aarhus School of Business. Fuglesangs Alle 4. DK- 8210 Aarhus V - Denmark. Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Thomas Krichel ().

Page updated 2017-09-29
Handle: RePEc:fth:aascbu:98-9