Productivity dispersion: A case study

Antti Kauhanen*, Satu Roponen

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This paper studies productivity dispersion in a retail chain. We find that productivity is highly dispersed between the branches. Furthermore, productivity rankings are quite persistent. Accounting for employee skills and human resource management decreases the productivity dispersion only slightly. The results suggest that productivity dispersion is "real".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalResearch in Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Productivity
  • Retailing

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