November 2012

IZA DP No. 7023: Employer's Information and Promotion-Seeking Activities

published in: Economics and Business Letters, 2012, 1(4), 21-32

This paper presents a model in which promotion of employees within the internal firm hierarchy is determined by the individuals' allocation of time between promotion/rent-seeking and productive activity. We consider the effect of an increase in the employer's knowledge (information) regarding the employees' productivity levels on the total time spent by the workers in non-productive promotion-seeking activities.