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Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University Seminar Papers, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University

No 602:
Restructuring Production and Work

Assar Lindbeck () and Dennis J. Snower ()

Abstract: The paper analyzes the contemporary organizational restructuring of production and work and derives some salient implications for the labor market. The analysis focuses on the switch from occupational specialization at “Tayloristic” organizations to multi-tasking at “holistic” organizations. The restructuring process is shown to create demands for new combinations of skills and thereby resegment” the labor market, raising the wages and job opportunities of some workers relative to others.

Keywords: Restructuring of firms; technological change; information flows; employment; labor market segmentation; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: J23; J24; L23; M12; O33; (follow links to similar papers)

39 pages, October 30, 1997

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