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A Strategic Model of Temporary Staffing : Garland Studies in the History of American Labor - Kay Glasgow

A Strategic Model of Temporary Staffing

Garland Studies in the History of American Labor

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Published: 24th July 2001
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This book examines the relationship between competitive strategies and the use of temporary employees. An organization's choice of strategy (i.e. how it will compete against others in its industry) is predicted to impact its decision to use temporary workers. The study shows that firms differ in their competitive strategies and their respective use of temporary employment, which in turn impacts organizational performance. This study attempts to model the effects of strategy on the nature of jobs within the organization and the subsequent appropriateness of using temporary workers.

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Nature of Contingent Employmentp. 5
Contingent employment and the nature of today's work beforep. 5
Benefits and costs of contingent employmentp. 7
Temporary Staffing and Competitive Strategyp. 11
Porter's competitive strategy frameworkp. 11
Strategy and human resource managementp. 12
Transaction cost theoryp. 16
Comparison of transaction cost and agency theoriesp. 17
Transaction costs, strategy and the staffing decisionp. 18
Job differences and temporary employee usagep. 19
Job attributes affecting transaction cost levelsp. 21
The temporary-appropriateness of jobsp. 25
Strategic temporary staffingp. 28
Hypothesis Developmentp. 31
A strategic model of temporary staffingp. 31
Production strategy and temporary employmentp. 32
Marketing strategy and temporary employmentp. 33
Organizational performancep. 34
Methodsp. 37
Sample and surveyp. 37
Variablesp. 38
Resultsp. 43
Discussion and Conclusionsp. 55
Discussionp. 55
Limitationsp. 63
Conclusionsp. 67
Appendix Ap. 71
Referencesp. 79
Indexp. 85
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ISBN: 9780815337317
ISBN-10: 0815337310
Series: Garland Studies in the History of American Labor
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 91
Published: 24th July 2001
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 16.0  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1