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The Analysis of Firms and Employees

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Edited by Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, Kathryn L. Shaw, Fredrik Andersson, and Till von Wachter

Edited by Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, Kathryn L. Shaw, Fredrik Andersson, and Till von Wachter

400 pages | 44 line drawings, 97 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2008
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780226042879 Published December 2008
E-book $7.00 to $45.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226042893 Published May 2009
 
The long-term impact of globalization, outsourcing, and technological change on workers is increasingly being studied by economists. At the nexus of labor economics, industry studies, and industrial organization, The Analysis of Firms and Employees presents new findings about these impacts by examining the interaction between the internal workings of businesses and outside influences from the market using data from countries around the globe. The result is enhanced insight into the dynamic interrelationship between firms and workers.
 
     A distinguished team of researchers here examines the relationships between human resource practices and productivity, changing ownership and production methods, and expanding trade patterns and firm competitiveness. With analyses of large-scale, nationwide datasets as well as focused, intensive observation of a few firms, The Analysis of Firms and Employees will challenge economists, policymakers, and scholars alike to rethink their assumptions about the workplace.
 
 
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"A distinguished team of researchers examines the relationships between human resource practices and productivity, changing ownership and production methods, and expanding trade patterns and firm competitiveness. With analyses of large-scale nationwide databases as well as focused, intensive observation of few firms, the book will challenge economists, policymakers, and scholars alike to rethink their assumptions about the workplace."
Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Stephan Bender, Julia Lane, Kathryn Shaw, Fredrik Anderson, and Till von Wachter

I. HUMAN RESOURCE  PRACTICES AND FIRM PRODUCTIVITY

1. The Effect of HRM Practices and R&D Investment on Worker Productivity
Fredrik Andersson, Clair Brown, Benjamin Campbell, Hyowook Chiang, and Yooki Park

2. Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Firm: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project
Stephen V. Burks, Jeffrey Carpenter, Lorenz Götte, Kristen Monaco, Kay Porter, and Aldo Rustichini

3. Subjective Evaluation and Performance and Evaluation Interview: Empirical Evidence from France
Marc-Arthur Diaye, Nathalie Greenan, and Michal W. Urdanivia

II. FIRM DIFFERENCES IN HUMAN RESOURCES PRACTICES

4. Do Initial Conditions Persist between Firms? An Analysis of Firm-Entry Cohort Effects and Job Losers Using Matched Employer-Employee Data
Till von Wachter and Stefan Bender

5. Changes in Workplace Segregation in the United States between 1990 and 2000: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data
Judith Hellerstein, David Neumark, and Melissa McInerney

6. The Effect of Tuition Reimbursement on Turnover: A Case Study Analysis
Colleen Flaherty Manchester

7. Ownership and Wages: Estimating Public-Private and Foreign-Domestic Differentials with LEED from Hungary, 1986 to 2003
John S. Earle and Álmos Telegdy

8. Insider Privatization and Careers: A Study of a Russian Firm in Transition
Guido Friebel and Elena Panova

IV. GLOBALIZATION, TRADE, AND LABOR MARKETS

9. Trade and Workforce Changeover in Brazil
Marc-Andreas Muendler

10. Job Creation Abroad and Worker Retention at Home
Sascha O. Becker and Marc-Andreas Muendler

11. Wage and Productivity Premiums in Sub-Saharan Africa
Johannes Van Biesebroeck

Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

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