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Flexibilité organisationnelle et utilisation des facteurs de production. Une comparaison européenne


  • Gilbert Cette
  • Yusuf Kocoglu
  • Arnaud Sylvain


This study compares the use of flexible working patterns in four European countries. In particular, working patterns that lead to a decoupling of working time and operating time are considered. The analysis is based on logistical regressions performed on individual data from the 2003 European Capital Operating Time and Work and Employment (EUCOWE) survey. The comparison covers France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. All other things being equal, the use of flexible working patterns differs greatly between countries. Germany and the United Kingdom appear to be more flexible than France and the Netherlands. In these latter countries, this may highlight the need to reduce rigidities in the labour market so as to make the decoupling of working time and operating time easier. JEL codes: D23, J29, L23.

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  • Gilbert Cette & Yusuf Kocoglu & Arnaud Sylvain, 2007. "Flexibilité organisationnelle et utilisation des facteurs de production. Une comparaison européenne," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 101(2), pages 315-332.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_101_0315

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    1. Shapiro, Matthew D, 1993. "Cyclical Productivity and the Workweek of Capital," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 83(2), pages 229-233, May.
    2. Gilbert Cette & Dominique Taddéi, 1995. "Durée d'utilisation des équipements industriels : mesure et éléments de comparaison internationale," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 287(1), pages 27-36.
    3. Joseph Lanfranchi & Henry Ohlsson & Ali Skalli, 2004. "Action collective et différences compensatrices : le cas des travailleurs masculins à horaires atypiques," Economie & Prévision, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(3), pages 57-79.
    4. Antoine Bonleu & Gilbert Cette & Guillaume Horny, 2013. "Capital utilization and retirement," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(24), pages 3483-3494, August.
    5. Dominique Anxo & Gerhard Bosch & Derek Bosworth & Gilbert Cette & Thomas Sterner & Dominique Taddei, 1995. "Horaires de travail et durée d'utilisation des équipements : quelques aspects théoriques," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 287(1), pages 37-43.
    6. Gilbert Cette, 1989. "Recours au travail posté et caractéristiques des entreprises," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 87(1), pages 43-48.
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    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • J29 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Other
    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production


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