Technological Change, Organizational Change, and Job Turnover

46 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2002

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Thomas K. Bauer

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); University of Bochum - Faculty of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Stefan Bender

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

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Date Written: September 2002

Abstract

This paper uses a German employer-employee matched panel data set to investigate the effect of organizational and technological changes on gross job and worker flows. The empirical results indicate that organizational change is skill-biased because it reduces predominantly net employment growth rates of unskilled and medium-skilled workers via higher job destruction and separation rates, whereas the employment patterns of skilled workers are not affected significantly. New information technologies do not have significant effects on gross job and worker flows as soon as establishment fixed-effects are controlled for.

Keywords: Linked-employer-employee Data Set, Information Technology, Organizational Change, Job Turnover, Worker Turnover

JEL Classification: J63, L23, O33

Suggested Citation

Bauer, Thomas K. and Bender, Stefan, Technological Change, Organizational Change, and Job Turnover (September 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=331462

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