TITLE

THE EFFECTS OF IMPROSHARE ON PRODUCTIVITY

AUTHOR(S)
Kaufman, Roger T.
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan92, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyzing 112 responses to a 1988 questionnaire sent to all known users of IMPROSHARE, the author estimates the effects on productivity of this gain-sharing plan, which is being used by a growing number of companies. The data indicate that IMPROSHARE has led to significant increases in productivity. The median productivity increase was about 8% in the first year, and the cumulative productivity gains had risen to 17.5% by the third year, after which they began to level off The mean productivity increases were even greater than the median increases and followed a similar pattern. The author finds that a sizable portion of the gains reflects reductions in defect and downtime rates, and that firm size was inversely related to productivity gains.
ACCESSION #
9202240182

 

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