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Flexibility and employment patterns in the contemporary paper industry.

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Journal publication date09/1992
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Journal number3
Volume23
Number of pages10
Pages214-223
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article examines the model of the flexible firm in eight British and Finnish paper mills. In spite of increasing competition and considerable technological change, there was little evidence of flexibility. The authors conclude that peripheralisation of employment would be disastrous in such a capitally-intensive environment where employers rely on highly-skilled, experienced, full-time workers to operate advanced machinery continuously.