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Labour market flexibility, human resource management and corporate performance.

Abstract:

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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Publisher copy:
10.1111/1467-8551.00211
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
British Journal of Management More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
287 - 306
Publication date:
2001-01-01
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ISSN:
1045-3172
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:a87a1ffc-31d8-4a11-ba02-4d0121bef897
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13842
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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