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Cedefop, Eurofound and IZA Conference: Workplace and Management Practices

Organizers: Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA), Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and IZA), Gijs Van Houten (Eurofound - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
Location:ONLINE
Date:August 20, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)

Please find the conference website here.

Program

All times stated in CEST (Central European Summer Time)

On the first conference day 16:15 CEST is:
á 7:15 á PDT
10:15 á EDT
17:15áááEEST

On the second conference day 16:25 CEST is:
7:25 PDT
10:25 EDT
17:25 EEST

Thursday, August 20:

 
16:15 - 16:30   Welcome
 
 
16:30 - 17:15   Keynote:
  Chair: Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA)
 
    Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA)
  "The Value of Managers and Management Practices: What Do We Know and Where Should We Go?"
 
17:15 - 18:00   Session A: Performance
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
 
    Xiaocheng Hu (University of Exeter), Thomas Gall (University of Southampton), Michael Vlassopoulos (University of Southampton and IZA)
  "Subjective Performance Evaluation in a Multi-tasking Environment: A Firm-level Experiment in China"
 
    Bernd Brandl (University of Durham), Barbara Bechter (University of Durham), Alex Lehr (Radboud University)
  "What Explains the Use of HR Analytics to Monitor Employee Performance? An Analysis of the Role of the Organizational, Market and Country Context"
 
    Caroline Wehner (BIBB and IZA), Andries de Grip (University Maastricht and IZA), Harald Pfeifer (BIBB)
  "Do Recruiters Select Skilled Workers with Different Personality Traits for Different Tasks? A Discrete Choice Experiment in Firms"
 
 
18:00 - 18:15   Break
 
 
 
18:15 - 19:15   Session B: Managerial Talent and Leadership
  Chair: Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and IZA)
 
    Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy), Giulia Bovini (Bank of Italy), Sauro Mocetti (Bank of Italy)
  "Opening the Black-Box of Managerial Talent"
 
    Maddalena Ronchi (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA), Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA)
  "Managers' Gender Attitudes and the Gender Gap"
 
    Morten Bennedsen (University of Copenhagen), Francisco Perez-Gonzales (ITAM Mexico), Margarita Tsoutsoura (Cornell University), Daniel Wolfenzon (Columbia University)
  "Public Sector Leadership"
 
    Alessandra Fenizia (George Washington University)
  "Managers and Productivity in the Public Sector"
 
 
19:15 - 20:00   Session C: Employee Voice
  Chair: Gijs Van Houten (Eurofound - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)
 
    Claudio Lucifora (UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and IZA), Daphne Nicolitsas (University of Crete), Giulio Piccirilli (UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
  "Collective Bargaining and Trust: Evidence from Firm-level Data"
 
    John T. Addison (University of South Carolina and IZA), Paulino Teixeira (University of Coimbra and IZA)
  "Trust and Workplace Perfomance"
 
    Fabio Landini (University of Parma), Gabriel Burdin (Leeds University Business School and IZA), Filippo Belloc (University of Siena)
  "Corporate Hierarchies under Employee Representation"
 

Friday, August 21:

 
16:25 - 16:30   Welcome
 
 
16:30 - 17:15   Keynote:
  Chair: Gijs Van Houten (Eurofound - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)
 
    Chris Warhurst (University of Warwick)
  "Keeping the Faith: Covid, Job Quality and Workplace Management Practices"
 
 
17:15 - 18:15   Session D: Incentives
  Chair: Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and IZA)
 
    Jakob Alfitian (University of Cologne), Dirk Sliwka (University of Cologne and IZA), Timo Vogelsang (University of Cologne)
  "When Bonuses Backfire: How Incentivizing Attendance Increases Absenteeism in the Workplace"
 
    Ekkehard Ernst (ILO International Labour Organization), Leila Chentouf (Swiss School of Management, Rome)
  "Work Organisation and Incentives - An International Comparison"
 
    Matthew Neidell (Columbia University and IZA), Joshua Graff Zivin (University of California, San Diego), Lisa B. Kahn (University of Rochester and IZA)
  "Incentivizing Learning-By-Doing: The Role of Compensation Schemes"
 
    Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and IZA)
  "Complex Job Design and Hierarchical Levels"
 
 
18:15 - 18:30   Break
 
 
 
18:30 - 19:30   Session E: Productivity
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
 
    Michal Hodor (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Gig Workers and Performance Pay: A Dynamic Equilibrium Analysis of an On-Demand Industry"
 
    Suanna Oh (Columbia University), Supreet Kaur (University of California, Berkeley and IZA), Sendhil Mullainathan (University of Chicago and IZA), Frank Schilbach (MIT)
  "Does Financial Strain Lower Productivity?"
 
    Krista Ruffini (University of California, Berkeley), Elizabeth Linos (University of California, Berkeley), Stephanie Wilcoxen (Behavioural Insights Team)
  "Belonging Affirmation Reduces Employee Burnout and Resignations in Front Line Workers"
 
    Jan Sauermann (SOFI, Stockholm University and IZA), Anders Stenberg (SOFI, Stockholm University and IZA)
  "Assessing Selection Bias of Non-experimental Estimates in Returns to Workplace Training"
 
 
19:30 - 20:00   Session F: Innovation
  Chair: Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and IZA)
 
    Filippo Belloc (University of Siena)
  "Multi-Layer Profit Sharing and Innovation"
 
    Vanessa Schreiber (University of Oxford)
  "Fostering Innovation through Empowered Workers - Experimental Evidence from the Bangladeshi Garment Industry"
 
 
20:00 - 20:10   Final Remarks and Farewell