Teamwork, monitoring and absence

John S. HEYWOOD, Jirjahn UWE, Xiangdong WEI

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Abstract

We present a model showing that firms with interdependent worker productivity (team production) have a higher cost of absence and as a consequence will spend additional resources on monitoring absence. As a result, firms with team production should have lower absence rates, all else equal. Using the Workplace Employment Relations Survey (UK), we are the first to estimate each of these related associations showing that absence has a greater cost in the face of team production, that firms with team production engage in greater monitoring and that firms with team production have reduced absence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-690
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume68
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • Absence
  • Monitoring
  • Team production
  • Teams

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HEYWOOD, John S. ; UWE, Jirjahn ; WEI, Xiangdong. / Teamwork, monitoring and absence. In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2008 ; Vol. 68, No. 3-4. pp. 676-690.
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In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 68, No. 3-4, 01.12.2008, p. 676-690.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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