International Journal of Manpower: Volume 37 Issue 2


An interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics

Table of contents - Special Issue: (Mis)alignment of productivity and wages: firm-level evidence

Guest Editors: Jozef Konings, François Rycx and Vincent Vandenberghe

Are workers less absent when wage dispersion is small?

Benoît Mahy, François Rycx, Mélanie Volral

– The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of wage dispersion on sickness absenteeism observed in Belgian firms.

Establishment heterogeneity, rent sharing and the rise of wage inequality in Germany

Clemens Ohlert

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role wage dispersion across establishments has played in recent increases in total wage inequality in Germany and compares it to…

Micro-evidence on product and labor market regime differences between Chile and France

Sabien Dobbelaere, Rodolfo Lauterbach, Jacques Mairesse

Institutions, social norms and the nature of industrial relations vary greatly between Latin American and Western European countries. Such institutional and organizational…

Is workforce diversity good for efficiency? An approach based on the degree of concavity of the technology

Vincent Vandenberghe

The purpose of this paper is to answer the question of workforce diversity and efficiency. It departs from the rather ad hoc approach used in most recent empirical papers…


International rent sharing and takeovers

Jozef Konings, Luca Marcolin, Ilke van Beveren

The purpose of this paper is to provide empirical evidence of international rent sharing in multinational enterprises. It looks at changes in rent sharing before and after the…


Productivity, wages and profits among Belgian firms: do fixed-term contracts matter?

Andrea Garnero, Romina Giuliano, Benoit Mahy, François Rycx

– The purpose of this paper is to estimate the impact of fixed-term contracts (FTCs) on labour productivity, wages (i.e. labour cost), and productivity-wage gaps (i.e. profits).

Are firms paying more for performance?

John Forth, Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate changes in the economic importance of performance-related-pay (PRP) in Britain through the 2000s using firm-level data.


Performance related pay, productivity and wages in Italy: a quantile regression approach

Mirella Damiani, Fabrizio Pompei, Andrea Ricci

– The purpose of this paper is to analyse the role of performance-related pay (PRP) on productivity and wages of Italian firms.


The impact of overeducated and undereducated workers on establishment-level productivity: First evidence for Germany

Philipp Grunau

Many contributions to the educational mismatch literature address the productivity effects of both excess and deficit educational attainments for workers at the individual level…

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