Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Travail, progrès technique et valorité différentielle le problème de la sélection des travailleurs

Contents:

Author Info

  • François Stankiewicz
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    It is acknowledged that the worker should adapt himself to changes induced by technical progress. Nevertheless, the costs incurred by the firm, related to this adaptative behavior are scarcely taken into account by economic theory. The purpose of this article is to introduce these costs explicitly. As a consequence, work activity presents two faces : the worker is expected altogether to produce goods and services and to acquire the new required skills linked to technical and organisational changes. According to this view, this article proposes the concept of differential value creation as a synthetic way of measuring the comparative efficiency of the worker with regard the capacity to adapt and the production activity. This concept is used to examine the decisions on the type of workers to hire.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.cairn.info/load_pdf.php?ID_ARTICLE=REDP_141_0111
    Download Restriction: free

    File URL: http://www.cairn.info/revue-d-economie-politique-2004-1-page-111.htm
    Download Restriction: free

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Dalloz in its journal Revue d'économie politique.

    Volume (Year): Volume 114 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 111-131

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_141_0111

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.cairn.info/revue-d-economie-politique.htm

    Related research

    Keywords: work; labour; technological change; capacity to adapt; productivity;

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Blechinger, Doris & Pfeiffer, Friedhelm, 1996. "Technological change and skill obsolescence: the case of German apprenticeship training," ZEW Discussion Papers 96-15, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Bartel, Ann P & Lichtenberg, Frank R, 1987. "The Comparative Advantage of Educated Workers in Implementing New Technology," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 69(1), pages 1-11, February.
    3. Walter Y. Oi, 1962. "Labor as a Quasi-Fixed Factor," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 70, pages 538.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_141_0111. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.