Tag Archives: firm performance

Three mechanisms to boost firm productivity

Monetary incentives are not always the most cost-effective way to make employees more productive. Three recent IZA World of Labor articles look at alternative mechanisms to improve worker productivity and boost firm performance: peer effects, employee well-being, and employee ownership. … Continue reading

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Broadband boosts firm performance but not jobs in rural areas

To fully realize the potential of today’s internet requires fast access. But in some of Europe’s rural areas, broadband connections are still a scarce resource. Especially rural businesses complain about the lack of internet infrastructure in their regions. In the … Continue reading

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The coach matters: Evidence from the Bundesliga

What difference does the quality of the single person at the top make for the overall performance of the organization? How dependent are large companies on their CEOs? Are they really the ones leading the firm or just mascots with … Continue reading

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Firms do not benefit from active labor market policies

Do firms benefit from active labor market policies? In order to answer this question, Michael Lechner, Conny Wunsch and Patrycja Scioch investigate the link between variation in the supply of workers who participate in specific types of active labor market … Continue reading

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Firms with female CEOs exhibit a more stable performance

Do female-led firms perform differently than male-led ones? A new IZA Discussion Paper by Pierpaolo Parrotta and Nina Smith investigates this relationship. The authors measure female leadership by CEO gender and composition of the board of directors, thus by the … Continue reading

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