DP1323 Restructuring Production and Work

Author(s): Assar Lindbeck, Dennis J. Snower
Publication Date: December 1995
Keyword(s): Employment, Information Flows, Labour Market Segmentation, Restructuring of Firms, Technological Change
JEL(s): J23, J24, L23, M12, O33
Programme Areas: Human Resources
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The paper analyses the contemporary organizational restructuring of production and work and derives some salient implications for the labour 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 labour market, raising the wages and job opportunities of some workers relative to others.