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Production Hierarchies in Sweden
Abstract: I study the internal organization of firms using
occupation data on workers in Swedish manufacturing firms. Firms with more
layers are larger in size, in value added, and they pay higher wages. Firms
are hierarchal in that lower layers have more workers and lower mean wage
than higher layers. Adding layers is associated with increases in mean firm
size/value added and decreases in mean firm wages (at pre-existing layers).
The reverse holds for removing layers. This result also holds for layer by
layer mean size and wages for a majority of pre-existing layers.
Keywords: Hierarchies; Organizations; Occupations; Wages; Productivity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D22; D24; J31; (follow links to similar papers)
9 pages, March 19, 2013
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Tåg, Joacim, (2013), 'Production Hierarchies in Sweden', Economics Letters, Vol. 121, pages 210-213
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