Profit sharing and firm size: The role of team production

John Heywood, U Jirjahn

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    This paper presents a model showing that profit sharing is subject to the 1 IN problem in the case of independent worker productivity but not in the case of interdependent worker productivity. This implies the role of firm size on the likelihood of profit sharing will differ by the nature of the underlying technology. We test this implication using German establishment data and using a proxy for interdependent worker productivity. The results conform to the theory showing that firm size is associated with reduced profit sharing use when technology is independent but not when technology is interdependent. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)246-258
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009


    • Team production
    • 1/N problem
    • Profit sharing


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