Details
Study title
Employee participation in profits and capital in Switzerland
Ref study 6934
Study language German
Contributing institutions
Authors
Keywords
  • Gewinnbeteiligung
  • Kapitalbeteiligung
  • Mitarbeitenden-Beteiligungssysteme
Disciplines
Period
2000
Geographical space
Schweiz
Country
  • Switzerland
Abstract
This study examines the spread of employee participation in profits and capital in Switzerland and the models of participation systems. It also examines how different wage models are assessed by employees.
Among other things, the study should provide representative information on the proportion of companies in Switzerland whose employees participate directly in profits or capital, how high this financial participation is, how and at what time intervals the participation is distributed, who finances the income tax and the social security of the participations and where companies see the decisive advantages and obstacles to employee profit or capital participation.
For this purpose, 3,000 companies throughout Switzerland are surveyed in writing. The experiences and opinions of the managers of companies are collected.
A second survey of salaried employees will be carried out to broaden the picture of the opinions of managers with the perspective of employees. For this purpose, 1000 people in German-speaking Switzerland will be interviewed by telephone. The study takes into account the data of salaried employees. The structure of the questions in the telephone survey is largely based on the company survey, so that comparisons can be made between the two studies. The study provides information on the distribution and structuring of wage forms in Switzerland. The focus is on the following questions:
- How do employees in Switzerland rate performance-related pay? What is their attitude towards profit-sharing?
- What effect do incentive wages and profit-sharing have on employees?
- Are employees who are remunerated according to performance or success more satisfied employees?
Results
Methods (description)
Gestützt auf eine ausführliche Literaturrecherche und auf Gespräche mit Unternehmen zu Gewinn- und Kapitalbeteiligungs-Systemen wurden die wesentlichen Formen von Gewinn- und Kapitalbeteiligungssystemen herausgearbeitet und wurden die zu klärenden Forschungsfragen entwickelt.
Erhebungsverfahren: Standardisierte Befragung schriftlich
Erhebungseinheiten: schweizerische Unternehmen mit zwei oder mehr Mitarbeitenden
Auswahlverfahren: Zufallsziehung (gewichtet nach Grössenklasse und Branchenzugehörigkeit)
Anzahl Untersuchungseinheiten: 3'000
Untersuchungsdesign: Fragebogen
Methods (instruments)
Replicated study No
Financed by


Mandating institution(s)
  • Schweizerische Wirtschaft
Ethical approval No
Study type
Data availability
Source (Updates) Web
Date created 30.04.2018
Date modified 30.04.2018
Start - End date 01.07.2000 - 28.06.2001