Temporal Flexibility, and the Employment Relationship

Nowadays, flexibility of work and employment constitutes a strategic management tool. This contribution aims at showing how far flexibility makes sense to individuals and groups, how flexibility practices are justified in discourses and perceived, and how the employment relationship finally faces deep changes. Based on two case studies, the authors underline temporal availability as the main stake of those practices, that contributes to the emergence of a new employment relationship, more individualized, personalized and informal, taking place in a reconfigured spatial and temporal framework.

Taskin.L, Schots.M, Socio-Économie du Travail n°26 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XXXIX), août 2005, p.1471-1501.

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