Job Creation: The Role of Labor Market Institutions
By: Jordi Gual (editor)Hardback
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This text brings together a distinguished group of contributors from the fields of economics, management and industrial relations. The authors rigorously examine how labour market institutions shape employment performance and assess issues such as unemployment benefits, job security provisions and collective bargaining. These institutions are found to be key determinants of unemployment rates and other important social and economic indicators such as activity rates, and the share of part-time and short-term contract jobs. The authors also focus on public policy and the reform of current institutions and assess their effect on the adaptation of the labour force to the changing demands of international markets. In particular, several chapters analyses the impact of information technologies on the organization of forms and their internal and external labour markets. Regulatory changes are proposed to facilitate the adjustment and competitiveness of both companies and workers in order to increase the creation of jobs.
The employment debate - employment performance and institutional change, Jordi Gual; Employment dynamics and Labour Market institutions, Stephen Nickell; The organizational revolution and its implications, for job creation, Dennis J. Snower; The shifting structure of the American Labour Market, Paul Osterman; External and internal labour markets in Spain - a relational contracts perspective, Vicente Salas Fumas; Labour Market regulations, social policy and job creation, Colin Crouch; Multinationals, 'relocation' and employment in Europe, Anthony Ferner.
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