The Effects of Alternative Sharing Arrangements on Employment: Preliminary Evidence from Britain

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 8

38 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2000

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Derek C. Jones

Hamilton College - Economics Department

Jeffrey L. Pliskin

Hamilton College; The Levy Economics Institute

Date Written: September 1988

Abstract

A sample of British firms with diverse sharing arrangements is used to investigate the effects of profit sharing on employment levels. Employment effects are sometimes significant but depend upon the measure of profit sharing, how the dynamics are modeled, and whether measures of employee participation in decision making are included in the estimating equation. Using a continuous measure of profit sharing, employment effects, which typically range from -6% to 6% are much more modest than those obtained by some other researchers. Most findings are not dramatically affected by estimating for separate time periods, individual industries or separately for larger firms.

JEL Classification: J53, J54

Suggested Citation

Jones, Derek C. and Pliskin, Jeffrey L., The Effects of Alternative Sharing Arrangements on Employment: Preliminary Evidence from Britain (September 1988). Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=191175 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.191175

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