Autonomy and pay-forperformance in Spanish industrial plants

Marco A. Barrenechea-Méndez, Pedro Ortín-Angel, Eduardo C. Rodes-Mayor

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Copyright © 2014 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. This chapter provides further evidence on the role of uncertainty and job complexity in pay-for-performance and autonomy decisions. It proposes an encompassing econometric approach in order to explain the differences in previous outcomes that may be due to differing methodological approaches. The main stylized fact is that autonomy and pay-for-performance are positively associated. Additionally, autonomy is positively related to job complexity and uncertainty suggesting that the relationship between these latter variables and pay-for-performance could be through autonomy. After controlling for autonomy, the positive relationship between pay-for-performance and job complexity disappears, while that between pay-for-performance and uncertainty becomes more negative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-183
JournalAdvances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Autonomy
  • Pay-for-performance
  • Uncertainty and job complexity


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