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The impact of technological and organizational changes on labor flows. Evidence on French establishments

  • Philippe Azkenazy
  • Eva Moreno

This paper investigates the effect of organizational and technological changes on job stability of different occupations in France. We first develop a basic matching model with endogenous job destruction. It provides a structure to the empirical analysis, where we extensively exploit a unique data set on a representative sample of French establishments. The adoption of information technologies is positively correlated to labor flows of blue collar workers while most of the new workplace organizational practices positively influence the managers' turnover.

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Paper provided by DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure) in its series DELTA Working Papers with number 2004-25.

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Date of creation: 2004
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