'Flexible' Workplace Practices: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey

Posted: 25 Sep 1998

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Maury Gittleman

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Michael Horrigan

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mary Joyce

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

The authors estimate the extent to which establishments have adopted six alternative work organization practices. Some 42% of all establishments responding to the 1993 Survey of Employer Provided Training used at least one of these practices, and among establishments with 50 or more employees the figure was nearly 70%. Establishment characteristics that were positively related to the use of the practices were the recent introduction of new technology, large size, manufacturing as the primary activity, incentive-based compensation, the provision of generous benefits, and the use of extensive training. The choice of practices varied greatly among establishments, with no apparent "best practice."

JEL Classification: J22

Suggested Citation

Gittleman, Maury and Horrigan, Michael and Joyce, Mary, 'Flexible' Workplace Practices: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=100329

Maury Gittleman

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Michael Horrigan

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Mary Joyce (Contact Author)

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