Job Design and Job Satisfaction - Empirical Evidence for Germany?**
Fahr, René, Management Revue
The present paper uses a large representative data set for Germany to analyze the effect of an enriched job design, which is characterized by a high degree of autonomy and multitasking, on job satisfaction. In our empirical approach we take job satisfaction as a proxy variable for workers' utility following the approach suggested in Clark/Oswald (1996). We present clear evidence that modern job design increases job satisfaction independent of worker characteristics and variations in the definition of enriched job design. We find some tentative evidence for the impact of the job design/employee-match on job satisfaction. In particular, workers whose observable characteristics match the …
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Publication information: Article title: Job Design and Job Satisfaction - Empirical Evidence for Germany?**. Contributors: Fahr, René - Author. Journal title: Management Revue. Volume: 22. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2011. Page number: 28+. © Rainer Hampp Verlag 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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