Labour market flexibility : an institutional theory perspective



McGuire, David and Garavan, T and O'Donnell, D and Dineen, Donal (2002) Labour market flexibility : an institutional theory perspective. In: Irish Academy of Management Conference, September 2002, Waterford Institute of Technology. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper considers labour market flexibility and the contribution of institutional theory to understanding patterns of labour market flexibility in sixteen countries. Utilising published OECD data; we performed cluster analysis on time series data from two periods (1980-1985 & 1995-2000). Ten variables are used to measure labour market flexibility—three on employment standards—three on levels of pay bargaining and taxation—and four on levels of social protection. We explore the distinctive nature of the resulting four clusters over the two specific time periods and examine the extent to which institutional theory has value in explaining the extent of similarity and change.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cluster analysis; institutional theory; labour market flexibility
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 11:31
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:55
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/382

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