Teams, wages and wage dispersion

The influence of workplace teams on wages and wage dispersion is investigated in this paper. Using data from the UK, workplace teams are found to be positively associated with wages but negatively associated with wage dispersion. The four team variables examined have the same directional influence on both wages and dispersion suggesting that it is the use of teams that is important not necessarily the particular characteristics of teams that are being used. The role of occupation is also examined as teams may be more likely to form in certain occupations. The team results for both wages and wage dispersion are robust to the inclusion of detailed occupational information.


Publication Information
Article Title: Teams, wages and wage dispersion
Journal: International Journal of Manpower (2013)
Volume 34/ Issue 7
Author(s): Miller, Laurie A
Researcher Information
Miller, Laurie A
Miller, Laurie A
Associate Professor of Practice
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
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