Flextime and Profitability

19 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2012

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Byron Y. Lee

University of Toronto

Sanford E. Devoe

University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Date Written: April 2012

Abstract

Despite the well‐documented benefits of flexible work schedules (flextime), generalizable assessments of how flextime influences organizational profitability have proven elusive. Using a unique data set representative of organizations in Canada, we examine the effect of flextime in combination with organizational strategies to predict profitability. Using fixed effects and controlling for prior profitability, we find that flextime increases profitability when implemented within a strategy centered on employees but decreases profitability when implemented within a strategy focused on cost reduction.

Suggested Citation

Lee, Byron Y. and Devoe, Sanford E., Flextime and Profitability (April 2012). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 298-316, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2042947 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2012.00678.x

Byron Y. Lee (Contact Author)

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8
Canada

Sanford E. Devoe

University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management ( email )

105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 M5S1S4
Canada

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