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Profit Sharing and Gainsharing: A Review of Theory


Derek C. Jones


Hamilton College - Economics Department

Takao Kato


Colgate University - Economics Department; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Jeffrey L. Pliskin


Hamilton College; The Levy Economics Institute

September 1994

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 125

Abstract:     
The slowdown in productivity growth since the 1970s has led to increased interest in alternative compensation schemes such as profit sharing and gain sharing that might raise worker productivity and reduce turnover. In this working paper, Jones, Kato, and Pliskin summarize the rise in popularity of profit sharing (PS) and gain sharing (GS) plans; review existing theoretical and empirical work on PS and GS; and highlight findings that relate the effectiveness of such programs at raising productivity and enhancing employment stability. They also note that some existing studies contain some econometric problems relating to plan and model variables; there are measurement problems as well. Their paper primarily focuses on PS plans.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

JEL Classification: J24, J33

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Date posted: October 10, 1998  

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Jones, Derek C. and Kato, Takao and Pliskin, Jeffrey L., Profit Sharing and Gainsharing: A Review of Theory (September 1994). Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 125. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=101593 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.101593

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Derek C. Jones (Contact Author)
Hamilton College - Economics Department ( email )
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
United States
315-859-4381 (Phone)
315-859-4477 (Fax)
Takao Kato
Colgate University - Economics Department ( email )
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
United States
315-228-7562 (Phone)
315-228-7033 (Fax)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Jeffrey L. Pliskin
Hamilton College ( email )
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
United States
315-859-4143 (Phone)
The Levy Economics Institute
Blithewood
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
United States
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