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Employability and the costs of organizing work


Falkinger, Josef (2002). Employability and the costs of organizing work. In: de Grip, Andrie; van Loo, Jasper; Mayhew, Ken. The Economics of Skills Obsolescence: Research in Labor Economics. Bingley UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 145-219.

Abstract

A new macroeconomic equilibrium theory is presented which gives a rigorous economic foundation of the notion of employability. Employability depends on the one side on the workers' interactive abilities, but on the other side also on the skill requirements implied by the organizational environment provided by firms. It is shown that the range of abilities which is considered as unemployable by the firms varies with the competitive pressure in the goods market as well as with the used organization methods. Under fairly general conditions the resulting level of equilibrium employment is lower than the efficient level.

Abstract

A new macroeconomic equilibrium theory is presented which gives a rigorous economic foundation of the notion of employability. Employability depends on the one side on the workers' interactive abilities, but on the other side also on the skill requirements implied by the organizational environment provided by firms. It is shown that the range of abilities which is considered as unemployable by the firms varies with the competitive pressure in the goods market as well as with the used organization methods. Under fairly general conditions the resulting level of equilibrium employment is lower than the efficient level.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2002
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 09:40
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:13
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Number:21
ISBN:978-0-76230-960-3 (P) 978-1-84950-175-0 (O)
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0147-9121(02)21011-0

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