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Title:Piecework: Theory and Applications to the Motor Carrier Industry
Authors:Brenda Lantz
Publication Date:Oct 1992
Report #:SP-107
TRID #:01705826
Keywords:economic analysis, equity (finance), motor carriers, pay, rates, recommendations, truck drivers
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers



The purpose of this paper is to examine some of the theory and ideas associated with piecework and apply these ideas to the motor carrier industry. The theories discussed are those pertaining to: 1) setting the piece rates; 2) changing the rates; 3) the seeming lack of employee loyalty; 4) the seeming importance of quantity over quality; and 5) equity theory.

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