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Introduction: HRM and job performance incentives

Benoît Mahy (Warocqué Research Center, Warocqué School of Economics and Business, University of Mons‐Hainaut, Belgium)
Robert Plasman (Professor of Labour Economics at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and co‐director of the Department of Applied Economics of ULB (DULBEA), Belgium)
François Rycx (Associate Professor of Economics at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He is affiliated to the Department of Applied Economics of ULB (DULBEA) and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn.)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 October 2005




The paper aims to introduce the special issue of IJM, a collection of papers that were originally presented at the 88th Applied Econometrics Association Conference.


Provides a general outline of the focus of the issue.


The conference papers aimed to stimulate discussion on the “Econometrics of labour demand”. They focus on aspects of HRM, including incentive pay schemes, job satisfaction, promotion and social concerns.


The paper outlines the development of personnel economics over the past 25 years and introduces the papers in the special issue of IJM.



Mahy, B., Plasman, R. and Rycx, F. (2005), "Introduction: HRM and job performance incentives", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 26 No. 7/8, pp. 613-618.



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