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Employment dynamics in the Italian telecommunications industry


  • Garrone, Paola
  • Sgobbi, Francesca


Important quantitative and qualitative changes are affecting employment in the telecommunications manufacturing and services industry worldwide, namely the selective downsizing of employment stocks, the reshaping of job contents and employment composition, and the adoption of innovative labour practices. By resorting to micro-data from the archives of the Italian Institute for Social Security, the paper outlines employment dynamics in the Italian telecommunications industry between 1986 and 1995. Most notable changes detected for public telecommunications operators include the acceleration of inter-companies labour flows and the development of an external labour market for higher skilled employees. However, personnel policies to protect the holders of less tradable skills still exist.

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  • Garrone, Paola & Sgobbi, Francesca, 2001. "Employment dynamics in the Italian telecommunications industry," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(8-9), pages 565-585, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:25:y:2001:i:8-9:p:565-585

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    1. Francesca Sgobbi, 2013. "The Borders of Inter-Firm Mobility for ICT Employees in Italy," International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP), IGI Global, vol. 4(1), pages 34-45, January.


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