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Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Firm: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project

Stephen V. Burks, Jeffrey Carpenter, Lorenz Götte, Kristen Monaco, Kay Porter, and Aldo Rustichini

in The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226042879
eISBN:
9780226042893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042893.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The Truckers and Turnover Project is a statistical case study of a single large trucking firm and its driver employees. The cooperating firm operates in the largest segment of the for-hire trucking ... More


The Role of Fringe Benefits in Employer and Workforce Dynamics

Anja Decressin, Tomeka Hill, Kristin Mccue, and Martha Stinson

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explores the richness of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) data set by augmenting it with publicly-available data on employee benefits offered by different companies. ... More


The Effect of Tuition Reimbursement on Turnover: A Case Study Analysis

Colleen Flaherty Manchester

in The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226042879
eISBN:
9780226042893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042893.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Gary S. Becker's (1964) seminal work on investment in human capital makes a fundamental distinction between general and firm-specific skills, which has implications for investment and employee ... More


A Closer Look at the Emerging Employment Law of Silicon Valley’s High-Velocity Labour Market

Alan Hyde

in Labour Law in an Era of Globalization: Transformative Practices and Possibilities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199271818
eISBN:
9780191699542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271818.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter visits the world of professional work in the Silicon Valley as a model for the ‘high-velocity labour markets’ of the future, and in which post-war assumptions of long-term job attachment ... More


Wal-Mart Conquers the World

Joseph B. Atkins

in Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how Wal-Mart succeeded in the retail industry by taking an anti-unionist stand. It explains that the retail store’s policy of paying its employees the lowest amount possible and ... More


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