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La division du travail au sein d'un organe de presse : modes et usages des formes d'emploi

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The aim of this paper is to make an original presentation of a cultural institution, describing division of labour force in journalism. Indeed work organisation in newspaper companies is based on a repartition of tasks between “pigistes” -freelance journalists- and the wage-earners. The well-balanced management of the Press is granted by a choice between division and coordination of labour among both categories. The use of pigiste journalists -should it be made compulsory by employers' strategies or a need of the profession- shows new transformations in employment relationships. It appears that pigistes account for a “paradoxical market” which renews the dualism in labour market theory initiated by Piore and Doeringer.

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Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne in its series Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne with number r07006.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2007
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Handle: RePEc:mse:cesdoc:r07006

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Keywords: Division of labour; coordination; segmentation in labour market; flexibility of labour force.;

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