Explanatory Factors for Firms' Use of Temporary Agency Work in Germany
European Management Journal (2010) 28, 55-67
13 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2014
Date Written: January 1, 2010
The use of temporary agency work is becoming more important for firms as it enables them to increase flexibility. Therefore, it is highly relevant to have a thorough understanding of the explanatory factors behind its use. Most recent literature focuses on the assumed cost effect of temporary agency work. But a few indicators show that this effect does not predominantly trigger firms use of temporary agency work. We support this thesis by highlighting new empirical evidence from the German market.
Keywords: Flexible Staffing, Temporary Worker, Employability, Human Resource Management
JEL Classification: M54, M55
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