Employee Involvement and Pay at Us and Canadian Auto Suppliers

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Susan Helper

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics

David I. Levine

University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group

Elliot Bendoly

The Ohio State University

Date Written: Summer 2002

Abstract

We use survey data and field research to investigate the effects of employee involvement practices on outcomes for blue‐collar workers in the auto‐supply industry. We find these practices raise wages by 3–5%. The causal mechanism linking involvement and wages appears to be most consistent with efficiency‐wage theories, and least consistent with compensating differences. We find no evidence that employee involvement affects plants' survival or employment growth.

Suggested Citation

Helper, Susan and Levine, David Ian and Bendoly, Elliot, Employee Involvement and Pay at Us and Canadian Auto Suppliers (Summer 2002). Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 329-377, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897211 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1430-9134.2002.00329.x

Susan Helper (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics ( email )

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David Ian Levine

University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group ( email )

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Elliot Bendoly

The Ohio State University ( email )

Fisher College of Business
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Columbus, OH 43212
United States

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