Why Are Jobs Designed the Way They Are ?

@inproceedings{Zoghi2004WhyAJ,
  title={Why Are Jobs Designed the Way They Are ?},
  author={Cindy Zoghi and Alec R. Levenson and Michael Gibbs},
  year={2004}
}
Why Are Jobs Designed the Way They Are? In this paper we study job design. Will an organization plan precisely how the job is to be done ex ante, or ask workers to determine the process as they go? We first model this decision and predict complementarity between these job attributes: multitasking, discretion, skills, and interdependence of tasks. We argue that characteristics of the firm and industry (e.g., product and technology, organizational change) can explain observed patterns and trends… CONTINUE READING

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