Working Papers, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Progression of HR Practices in Danish Firms during Two Decades
Abstract: This paper describes the spread of new work and pay
practices in Danish private sector firms during the last two decades. The
data source is two surveys directed at firms and carried out ten years
apart. The descriptive analysis shows that large changes in the way work is
organized in firms have occurred during both decades, whereas the
progression of pay practices predominantly took place in the nineties.
There is considerable firm heterogeneity in the frequency of adoption of
the practices. In particular, the prevalence of both incentive pay and work
practices is higher in multinational companies and firms engaged in
Keywords: High performance work practices; Pay practices; Performance pay; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: M52; (follow links to similar papers)
33 pages, June 7, 2012
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