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Does Pay Disparity Really Hamstring Team Performance? A Study of Professional Ice Hockey Players

Author(s): Noah Stefanec

Journal: Sociology Mind
ISSN 2160-083X

Volume: 02;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 447;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Relative Compensation | Pay Compression | Industrial Politics

Here, I employ an unbalanced panel of data from the National Hockey League (NHL) to examine the impact of pay disparity on team-cohesiveness. I find evidence to suggest the existence of a negative relationship between higher degrees of within-position pay disparity and team performance; the evidence reported here shows a simple monotonic elasticity of team performance with respect to pay disparity to be roughly 19%.

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