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Labour Flexibility and Innovative Behaviour.

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Labour ‘flexibility’ is often portrayed as important to competitive success. Using evidence from an original survey of UK firms, this paper investigates the relationships between firms' use of, on the one hand, various flexible work practices, human resource management techniques, and industrial relations systems and, on the other hand, the innovative activities of those firms. Our results suggest that the sort of ‘low road’ labour flexibility practices encouraged by labour market deregulatio...

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10.1093/cje/27.1.123

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Jonathan Michie More by this author
Maura Sheehan More by this author
Journal:
Cambridge Journal of Economics
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2003
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uuid:55441b80-f3f5-48e8-a573-72181e9d7f4e
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14371
Language:
English

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