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Restructuring Production and Work

  • Lindbeck, Assar

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    (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University)

  • Snower, Dennis J.

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    (Department of Economics, Birkbeck College)

The paper analyzes the contemporary organizational restructuring of production and work and derives some salient implications for the labor market. The analysis focuses on the switch from occupational specialization at “Tayloristic” organizations to multi-tasking at “holistic” organizations. The restructuring process is shown to create demands for new combinations of skills and thereby resegment” the labor market, raising the wages and job opportunities of some workers relative to others.

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Paper provided by Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies in its series Seminar Papers with number 602.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 30 Oct 1997
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iiessp:0602
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  1. Milgrom, Paul & Roberts, John, 1995. "The Economics of Modern Manufacturing: Reply," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 85(4), pages 997-99, September.
  2. Jacob Mincer, 1989. "Human Capital Responses to Technological Change in the Labor Market," NBER Working Papers 3207, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  4. Krueger, Alan B, 1993. "How Computers Have Changed the Wage Structure: Evidence from Microdata, 1984-1989," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 108(1), pages 33-60, February.
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  9. Lawrence F. Katz & Gary W. Loveman & David G. Blanchflower, 1993. "A Comparison of Changes in the Structure of Wages," NBER Working Papers 4297, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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