Information and communication technology (ICT) and labour flexibility

an international perspective

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This paper presents a preliminary examination of the relationship of ICT and labor flexibility within 26 countries, using a variety of data sources. It is proposed that the more sophisticated a country is in terms of its ICT the more likely that work arrangements will be designed to enhance numeric flexibility and task flexibility. Specifically, part-time, temporary, subcontracting work, flexitime and telework arrangements are shown to be positively and significantly correlated with high ICT sophistication of a country. Additionally organisations within countries with high sophistication of ICT infrastructure are also significantly more likely to have adopted wider job roles across management, professional, clerical, and manual levels. Implications and limitations of the study are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalWDSI 2005 proceedings : Western Decision Sciences Institute thirty-fourth annual meeting March 22-26, 2005 Denver, Colorado
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventWestern Decision Sciences Institute (34th : 2005) - Vancouver
Duration: 22 Mar 200526 Mar 2005

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