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|Title: ||Temporary employment and strategic staffing in the manufacturing sector|
|Authors: ||Vidal, Matt|
Tigges, Leann M.
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||© Regents of the University of California. Published by Blackwells.|
|Citation: ||VIDAL, M. and TIGGES, L.M., 2009. Temporary employment and strategic staffing in the manufacturing sector. Industrial Relations, 48(1), pp. 55-72.|
|Abstract: ||While prior research has identified different ways of using temporary workers to achieve numerical flexibility, quantitative analysis of temporary employment has been limited to a few key empirical indicators of demand variability that may confound important differences. Our analysis provides evidence that many manufacturers use temporary workers to achieve what we call planned and systematic numerical flexibility rather than simply in a reactive manner to deal with unexpected problems. Although temporary work may provide many benefits for employers, a key function appears to be the provision of numerical flexibility not to buffer core workers but to externalize certain jobs. © 2009 Regents of the University of California.|
|Description: ||This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: VIDAL, M. and TIGGES, L.M., 2009. Temporary employment and strategic staffing in the manufacturing sector. Industrial Relations, 48(1), pp. 55-72, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00545.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00545.x|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Loughborough University London)|
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