Systemic flexibility and human capital development: the relationship between non-standard employment and workplace training

Giovanni, Guidetti ; Giulio, Pedrini (2015) Systemic flexibility and human capital development: the relationship between non-standard employment and workplace training. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 40. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4314. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (1019). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between non-standard contracts (part-time, fixed-term) and workplace training by discussing the implications of two different theoretical frameworks grounding on human capital theory and strategic management, respectively. To achieve this purpose we develop alternative hypothesis on the association between the presence of nonstandard workers and four different outcome variables related to workplace training and job-related practices. By using data on Italian firms we get different results according to the type of nonstandard contract and training. Part-time and temporary contracts carry out distinct functions with respect to off-the job training as far as labour flexibility is concerned. On the other hand, although non-standard work seems to be unrelated to on-the-job training decisions, this is not the case when the overall number of job-related practices is taken into account. Overall, our evidence can reflect the decision to substitute off-the-job training with job-related practices in presence of part-time workers. Conversely, the recourse to temporary employment can be associated with the need to enhance systemic flexibility throughout the organization.

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Giovanni, Guidetti
Giulio, Pedrini
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training, non-standard employment, human capital, flexibility
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2282-6483
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23 Oct 2015 09:04
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