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Trust-based working time and organizational performance: evidence from German establishment-level panel data

Beckmann, Michael and Hegedüs, Istvan. (2011) Trust-based working time and organizational performance: evidence from German establishment-level panel data. WWZ Discussion Papers, 2011 (13). Basel.

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Abstract

This paper empirically examines the impact of trust-based working time on firm performance using panel data from German establishments. Trust-based working time is a human resource management practice that involves a high degree of worker autonomy in terms of scheduling individual working time. From the theoretical viewpoint, trust-based working time may affect worker motivation positively as well as negatively. Therefore, at the establishment level the performance effects of trust-based working time remain an open question. The analysis shows that both establishment productivity and profitability increase with the diffusion of trust-based working time. Referring only to establishments with trust-based working time arrangements, both performance effects are estimated at about 1-2 percent, while in the full sample both performance effects are stronger ranging between about 2.5 and 5 percent.
Faculties and Departments:06 Faculty of Business and Economics > Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Professuren Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Personal und Organisation (Beckmann)
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UniBasel Contributors:Beckmann, Michael and Hegedüs, Istvàn
Item Type:Working Paper
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Publisher:WWZ Forum
Note: -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
Language:English
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  • handle: RePEc:bsl:wpaper:2011/13
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