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Profit-sharing--United States, Profit sharing--Canada, Employee motivation--United States, Employee motivation--Canada




This paper discusses different motives for profit sharing adoption in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and analyzes employment-based factors that could contribute to these differences. Motives for profit sharing are classified into two groups: motivational and non-motivational. A theoretical model is presented that suggests a firm’s ability to use profit sharing for non-motivational purposes is limited by the status of domestic employment-related factors. The analytical review indicates that the non-motivational use of profit sharing is limited by the status of employment-related factors in each of the studied countries. However, the non-motivational use of profit sharing is probable if higher labor productivity is expected through other means. Implication of the results is discussed for future studies in this area.


This article was published in International Business & Economics Research Journal, and was originally posted here.

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Daneshfar, A., Simyar, F., Rolleri, M., & Wnek, R. (2010). Motives for employee profit sharing schemes in the US, UK and Canada. The International Business & Economics Research Journal, 9(10), 1-9.

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