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|Abstract:||© 2015 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. We study the internal organization of French manufacturing firms. We divide the employees of each firm into “layers” using occupational categories. Layers are hierarchical in that the typical worker in a higher layer earns more, and the typical firm occupies less of them. The probability of adding/dropping a layer is positively/negatively correlated with value added. Reorganization, through changes in layers, is essential to understanding how firms grow. Firms that expand substantially add layers and pay lower average wages in all preexisting layers. In contrast, firms that expand little and do not reorganize pay higher average wages in all preexisting layers.|
|Citation:||Caliendo, L, Monte, F, Rossi-Hansberg, E. (2015). The anatomy of french production hierarchies. Journal of Political Economy, 123 (4), 809 - 852. doi:10.1086/681641|
|Pages:||809 - 852|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Journal of Political Economy|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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