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Technological and Organizational Changes, and Labor Flows: Evidence on French Establishments

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  • Askenazy, Philippe

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    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Moreno-Galbis, Eva

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    (University of Le Mans)

Abstract

This paper investigates the effects of organizational and technological changes on job stability of different occupational categories in France. We conduct an empirical analysis in which we make extensive use of a unique data set on a representative sample of French establishments. Working with various indicators of labor flows (gross labor flows, hiring rate, firing rate, net labor flows and churning flows), we find that the use of new technology seems to have a positive effect on aggregate job turnover and, more specifically, turnover among manual workers. In contrast, innovative workplace organizational practices are related to lower turnover among clerical workers and intermediate professionals and have a positive effect on churning among managers.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 2549.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2007
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Publication status: published in: LABOUR, 2007, 21 (2), 265–301
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2549

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Cited by:
  1. Coralie Perez, 2011. "Organisational change and job separation in France: endure or escape?," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11073, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  2. Böckerman, Petri & Maliranta, Mika, 2012. "Outsourcing, occupational restructuring, and employee well-being: Is there a silver lining?," Discussion Papers 1271, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.

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