The Productivity Effects of Participatory Employment Practices: Evidence from New Japanese Panel Data

34 Pages Posted: 11 May 2003

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Takao Kato

Colgate University - Economics Department; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Motohiro Morishima

Keio University - Faculty of Policy Management

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Abstract

We report the first results for Japanese firms on the effects of clusters of participatory employment practices (or participation/employee involvement at the top level as well as at the grassroots level, and financial participation) by estimating production functions using new panel data. We find that the introduction of a group of complementary practices will lead to a significant 8.9 percent increase in productivity. However, the full productivity effect is felt only after a long developmental period.

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Kato, Takao and Morishima, Motohiro, The Productivity Effects of Participatory Employment Practices: Evidence from New Japanese Panel Data. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=333889

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