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New Organizational Practices and Working Conditions : Evidence from France in the 1990’s

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  • Philippe ASKENAZY

    (CEPREMAP)

  • Eve CAROLI

    (INRA-LEA and CEPREMAP)

  • Vincent MARCUS

    (Ecole Normale Supérieure)

Abstract

We investigate the impact of innovative work practices on working conditions. We use a unique French dataset providing information on individual workers for year 1998. New work practices which play a key role in the success of the new economy, include job rotation and the use of quality norms. Working conditions are captured by occupational injuries as well as indicators of mental strain. Using Rubin's causal model, we show that, even after controlling for employee and job characteristics and correcting for sample selection bias, workers involved in the new work practices still face working conditions that are significantly worse than those of non innovative workers.

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  • Philippe ASKENAZY & Eve CAROLI & Vincent MARCUS, 2002. "New Organizational Practices and Working Conditions : Evidence from France in the 1990’s," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 2002021, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  • Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvre:2002021
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    1. Gregor Bouville & David Alis, 2014. "The effects of lean organizational practices on employees' attitudes and workers' health: evidence from France," Post-Print halshs-01104687, HAL.
    2. Kesternich, Martin & Lange, Andreas & Sturm, Bodo, 2014. "The impact of burden sharing rules on the voluntary provision of public goods," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, pages 107-123.
    3. Jed Devaro & Fidan Ana Kurtulus, 2011. "What types of organizations benefit from teams, and how do they benefit?," UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers 2011-16, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics.
    4. Adel Ben Youssef & Ludivine Martin & Nessrine Omrani, 2014. "The Complementarities between Information Technologies Use, New Organizational Practices and Employees' Contextual Performance: Evidence from Europe in 2005 and 2010," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 124(4), pages 493-504.
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    Keywords

    New work practices; Technology; Occupational injuries; Working conditions;

    JEL classification:

    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production

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