DP3534 Technological Change, Organizational Change, and Job Turnover

Author(s): Thomas Bauer, Stefan Bender
Publication Date: September 2002
Keyword(s): information technology, job turnover, linked employer-employee dataset, organizational change, worker turnover
JEL(s): J63, L23, O33
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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This Paper uses a German employer-employee matched panel dataset to investigate the effect of organizational and technological changes on gross job and worker flows. The empirical results indicate that organizational change is skill-biased because it reduces predominantly net employment growth rates of unskilled and medium-skilled workers via higher job destruction and seperation rates, whereas the employment patterns of skilled workers are not affected significantly. New information technologies do not have significant effects on gross job and worker flows as soon as establishment fixed-effects are controlled for.