Teamwork and Intra-Firm Wage Dispersion Among Blue-Collar Workers

26 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2010

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Uwe Jirjahn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kornelius Kraft

University of Dortmund - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 2009-10-30

Abstract

Using data on a sample of manufacturing establishments in Germany, we find that the use of self-managed teams is associated with increased intra-firm wage inequality between skilled and unskilled blue-collar workers. We also show that moderating factors play an important role. While teamwork interacts positively with employer-provided further training and a production technology of the most recent vintage, it interacts negatively with the age of the establishment and the coverage by a collective bargaining agreement.

Suggested Citation

Jirjahn, Uwe and Kraft, Kornelius, Teamwork and Intra-Firm Wage Dispersion Among Blue-Collar Workers (2009-10-30). Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 57, Issue 4, pp. 404-429, September 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1662701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.2010.00524.x

Uwe Jirjahn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kornelius Kraft

University of Dortmund - Department of Economics ( email )

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