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Publication date: 5 Mar 2018 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | JEL classification: L25, L26, M12, M52, M53 | NIESR discussion paper number: 488
We examine the impact of management practices on firm performance among SMEs in Britain over the period 2011-2014, using a unique dataset which links survey data on management practices with firm performance data from the UK’s official business register. We find that SMEs are less likely to use...
Publication date: 22 Mar 2016 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Forth, J, Stokes, L | External authors: Bryson, A | JEL classification: J33 | Journal: International Journal of Manpower Vol. 37 Issue 2 | Project: The Prevalence and Effects of Performance-Related Pay in Britain | Publisher: Emerald
We use nationally-representative, monthly data on the total wage bill and employment of around 8,500 firms to investigate fluctuations in the economic importance of performance bonuses in Britain over the past 15 years. We decompose the share of the total economy-wide wage bill that is accounted...
Publication date: 12 Nov 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Stokes, L, Bryson, A, Forth, J, Weale, M | NIESR discussion paper number: 440
We examine whether those paid for performance fared better in terms of wage growth and job tenure than their fixed pay counterparts through the most recent recession. In theory we might anticipate that, since performance pay workers share the income risks of economic shocks with their employers,...
Publication date: 19 Jul 2013 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | External authors: Matt Bursnall
A data annex for the article on Job Creation is in the supplement here.   Bob Butcher 2 August 2013
Publication date: 5 Jun 2013 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J, Stokes, L | JEL classification: J33
Abstract Although performance-related-pay (PRP) can raise productivity and firm performance in many settings, we find the size of performance payments is usually too small to influence the performance of most employees and its incidence across firms and workplaces in Britain is fairly low,...
Publication date: 14 Dec 2010 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | JEL classification: J28; J31; J53 | NIESR discussion paper number: 372
This paper examines how employees' experiences of, and attitudes towards, work have changed over the last quarter of a century. It assesses the extent to which any developments relate to the economic cycle and to trends in the composition of the British workforce. Many of the findings are...
Publication date: 15 Apr 2009 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Weale, M