Which Wage Dispersion Matters to Firms' Performance?
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Research on wage dispersion and firm performance focuses on intra-firm and inter firm effects irrespective of workers’ profession. We extend the analysis by considering dispersion within professions, within and across firms and within professions economy-wide. We find that the intra-firm dispersion of wages, which research so far has focused on, has limited effects on productivity compared to the economy-wide wage dispersion within the professions. As Swedish firms have differentiated wages among employees during the last 10-15 years also the economywide dispersion within professions has increased thus contributing considerably to the strong performance of the Swedish economy in the late1990.s.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 16 p.
Swedish Institute for Social Research, ISSN 0283-8222 ; 12/2007
, SOFIs Meddelande/Working paper series, 12/2007
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-21046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-21046DiVA: diva2:187572