Flexible working in Europe

Chris Brewster, Lesley Mayne, Olga Tregaskis

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Abstract

This research paper analyzes and reports upon the current practice of flexible working amongst organizations in Europe: focussing on current developments in the use, by employing organizations, of parttime workers and a range of contractual variations (temporary work; fixed-term contracts etc). The analysis draws heavily, though not exclusively, upon a substantial, independent database of organizational level questionnaire responses covering all sectors of the economy in 14 European countries. We provide evidence that across Europe there is a substantial amount of flexible working and that there has been a continuing increase in its use. It is argued that these developments have considerable, as yet little understood, implications for policy makers, individuals and employers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-151
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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