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efficiency wage

a WAGE in excess of the market rate, and which contributes to a high level of EFFICIENCY. It does this by establishing a high OPPORTUNITY COST to employees for dismissal for sacking. It may also attract higher quality recruits to employment with the firm.
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This analysis is in the same line as well-established research in the area of efficiency wage hypothesis.
An excellent survey of this literature can be found in the 1984 paper 'Efficiency Wage Models of Unemployment', by Janet Yellen, now Chair of the US Federal Reserve.
(4) A relative weak procyclicality of job stayers' wages can be rationalized by efficiency wage models, implicit contracts, or insider-outsider models.
Efficiency Wage Response of Workers: A higher minimum wage may motivate workers to work harder independently of any actions by firms to increase productivity.
We do this within a theoretical framework that visualizes a government determined to maximize its chances of retaining its hold on power, and using the social efficiency wage as an instrument to enable it to do this.
In this article, I integrate two strands of theoretical literature--models of occupational choice and models of efficiency wage to explain the above-mentioned empirical findings.
Since the 1980s, the efficiency wage theories have occupied a prominent place in labor market research.
In view of the above discussions i.e the significant role of transport sector in various fields of development, this paper concentrates on testing Returns-to-Scale, Elasticity of Substitution and Efficiency Wage Hypothesis (according to which co-efficient of wage rate is more than that of capital intensity) in transport equipment industry which is the basis for the growth of transport sector in India.
For instance, it is possible that firms pay higher wages than those set in the competitive labour market due to efficiency wage arguments (see Shapiro and Stiglitz, 1984, Krueger and Summers, 1988).
Security must be controlled using observation of agents or an 'efficiency wage' to provide a strong incentive for desired performance.
We assume that the differential between the wages paid in the formal and the informal sectors is an efficiency wage that firms in the formal sector pay in order to boost worker performance or to maintain employees once training costs have been assumed by the firm.
In turn, compensation after first time combined with or replaced by different modes of controlled efficiency wage. Limiting variable part of remuneration is accompanied by the development of scoring systems for different types of staff, it is targeting all remuneration individualization;
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