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Autonomy and monitoring
Barrenechea-Méndez, Marco A. (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Ortín Ángel, Pedro (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Rodes, Eduardo C. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Data: 2016
Resum: This paper provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of an under-explored consequence of granting autonomy to workers: monitoring. In the principal-agent model that we develop, granting autonomy allows workers to carry out innovative tasks in the workplace. Given that innovative tasks are more difficult to monitor, the model predicts a positive relationship between autonomy and monitoring. Relying on information about blue-collar workers coming from a dataset of Spanish industrial plants, we provide strong support for this prediction.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad ECO2013-48496-C4-4-R
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
Matèria: Autonomy ; Monitoring ; Wages and organisation design
Publicat a: Journal of economics & management strategy, 2016 , ISSN 1530-9134

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DOI: 10.1111/jems.12164

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