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Working time flexibility across Europe: a typology using firm-level data

Kerkhofs, Marcel, Chung, Heejung, Ester, Peter (2008) Working time flexibility across Europe: a typology using firm-level data. Industrial Relations Journal, 39 (6). pp. 569-585. ISSN 0019-8692. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2008.00506.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36333)

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Abstract

Using the European Establishment Survey of Working Times, we derive a typology of firms based on the mix of flexible working time practices they employ. Six flexibility profiles are distinguished, each representing a considerable proportion of establishments. The typology not only differentiates between more and less flexible firms, but also between the focus of the practices firms adopt, stressing that flexibility is not a one-dimensional concept. We also investigate what firm characteristics are good predictors of the adoption of a certain flexibility profile and how the profiles are related to performance and perceived HRM bottlenecks.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-2338.2008.00506.x
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Working time flexibility of European companies
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Heejung Chung
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 22:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36333 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chung, Heejung: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6422-6119
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