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Supply of skilled labour and organizational change

Nikolowa, Radoslawa (2010) Supply of skilled labour and organizational change. Labour Economics, 17 (3). pp. 514-522. ISSN 0927-5371

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.labeco.2009.04.007

Abstract

The paper develops a model where the structure of organizations is a choice variable for firms and depends on conditions in the labour market. It shows that an increase in the supply of skilled labour may lead firms to adopt organizations with less hierarchical levels. This organizational change increases firms' demand for skilled agents and qualitatively modifies their jobs (i.e. the set of tasks assigned to skilled employees) thus increasing the skilled wage premium.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09275...
Additional Information: © 2010 Elsevier
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 15:52
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 04:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/35153

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