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Endogenous organizational change and the expected demand for different skill groups

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  • Martin Falk

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Between 1993 and 1995, the majority of German firms in services introduced new organizational practices (OC), in particular total quality management systems, certified ISO 9000, lean administration, flatter hierarchies, delegation of authority and ICT-enabled organizational changes. This paper analyzes the impact of organizational change on employment expectations. A system of probit equations will be estimated by simulated MLE. To account for endogeneity of organizational change in the labour demand equations a selection equation explaining organizational change is added to the system of equations. The empirical results suggest that organizational change has a positive impact on expected employment for all skill groups except for unskilled labour. Employment effects are robust to endogeneity of organizational change. New ICT and the share of training expenditures are primary forces behind OC.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 9 (2002)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
Pages: 419-423

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:9:y:2002:i:7:p:419-423

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  1. Spyros Arvanitis & Euripidis N. Loukis, 2009. "Employee Education, Information and Communication Technology, Workplace Organization and Trade: A Comparative Analysis of Greek and Swiss Enterprises," KOF Working papers 09-234, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
  2. Anna Giunta & Francesco Trivieri, 2007. "Understanding the determinants of information technology adoption: evidence from Italian manufacturing firms," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(10), pages 1325-1334.
  3. Yeung, Godfrey & Mok, Vincent, 2005. "What are the impacts of implementing ISOs on the competitiveness of manufacturing industry in China?," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 139-157, May.
  4. Darnall, Nicole & Henriques, Irene & Sadorsky, Perry, 2008. "Do environmental management systems improve business performance in an international setting?," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 364-376, December.

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