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Does Work Organisation Impact Individuals’ Labour Market Position?
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Påverkar arbetsorganisation individers arbetsmarknadsstatus? (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between work organisation and the labour market status of employees in Sweden, during the years 2008 to 2012. The main interest is to analyse the probability of staying employed or not, and staying employed after the general retirement age.To assess this relationship three different data sources are combined. Work organisation is approximated with the NU2012 survey, which was conducted by the Swedish Work Environment Authority. We use an empirical combination of the questions, and the work organisation is assumed constant throughout the years. Separate regressions are estimated for each possible labour market status. The regressions are estimated with cross section models and random effects panel data models.We find that there is a relationship between work organisation and employees’ labour market positions. Numerical flexibility is found to affect the work environment and the individuals’ labour market statuses negatively. Decentralisation’s and learning’s impact on the individuals’ labour market status is, however, incoherent with theories and previous research. These results are probably due to the reverse time causality of the study. Finally we propose that it is important to investigate this relationship further to be able to make policy changes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 76 p.
Keyword [en]
Work organisation, Labour market, Flexibility, Numerical Flexibility, Decentralisation, Learning, Work environment.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121539ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--15/02068--SEOAI: diva2:856275
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Master Thesis in International Business and Economics Programme (Economics)
Available from: 2015-09-23 Created: 2015-09-23 Last updated: 2015-09-23Bibliographically approved

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