Flexible working in Europe

Brewster, Chris and Mayne, Lesley and Tregaskis, Olga (1997) Flexible working in Europe. Journal of World Business, 32 (2). pp. 133-151. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

This research paper analyzes and reports upon the current practice of flexible working amongst organizations in Europe: focussing on current developments in the use, by employing organizations, of parttime workers and a range of contractual variations (temporary work; fixed-term contracts etc). The analysis draws heavily, though not exclusively, upon a substantial, independent database of organizational level questionnaire responses covering all sectors of the economy in 14 European countries. We provide evidence that across Europe there is a substantial amount of flexible working and that there has been a continuing increase in its use. It is argued that these developments have considerable, as yet little understood, implications for policy makers, individuals and employers.

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Journal Article
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Journal of World Business
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51509
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24 Nov 2011 16:40
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Yes
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Published
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