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Labour market flexibility, human resource management and corporate performance

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Labour market flexibility is often portrayed as a key to the competitive success of the UK and US economies. We surveyed several hundred firms in the UK, and using the resulting data (on over 200 manufacturing firms) this paper investigates the relationships between firms' use of flexible work practices, human resource systems and industrial relations on the one hand, and corporate performance on the other hand. The results suggest that 'low-road' practices – short-term contracts, a lack of e...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1467-8551.00211

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Department:
Continuing Education
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Brighton Business School
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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Management Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
4
Pages:
287-306
Publication date:
2001-12-05
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EISSN:
1467-8551
ISSN:
1045-3172
URN:
uuid:828be164-11b6-415e-8693-3c0166df2a7e
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ora:2175

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