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Regional Unemployment and Employee Loyalty: Evidence from 12 UK Regions

Apergis, Nicholas, Georgellis, Yannis (2017) Regional Unemployment and Employee Loyalty: Evidence from 12 UK Regions. Regional Studies, 52 (9). pp. 1283-1293. ISSN 0034-3404. E-ISSN 1360-0591. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2017.1363882) (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)

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Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between unemployment and employee loyalty across UK regions. It is argued that higher regional unemployment depresses wages and increases the cost of a potential job loss, thus providing an incentive for employees to be loyal to their employer. Using data from the Work and Employment Relations Survey (WERS), the results confirm the positive association between regional unemployment and employee loyalty. A disaggregated analysis by type of business reveals that this association is stronger in the private sector. The study adds a spatial dimension to an emergent literature that examines how unemployment affects the employed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1363882
Uncontrolled keywords: Employee loyalty, wage curve, regional unemployment, WERS JEL Classification: J6, R23, R58
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Yannis Georgellis
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 14:03 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62396 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Georgellis, Yannis: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7866-8014
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