Innovative Work Practices, Information Technologies, and Working Conditions : Evidence for France
Askenazy, Philippe; Caroli, Eve (2010), Innovative Work Practices, Information Technologies, and Working Conditions : Evidence for France, Industrial Relations, 49, 4, p. 544-565. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2010.00616.x
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Journal nameIndustrial Relations
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Abstract (EN)We investigate the impact of new work practices and information and communication technologies (ICT) on working conditions in France. We use a unique French dataset providing information on individual workers for the year 1998. New work practices include the use of quality norms, job rotation, collective discussions on work organization, and work time flexibility. Working conditions are captured by occupational injuries as well as indicators of mental strain. We find that individuals working under the new practices face greater mental strain than individuals who do not. They also face a higher probability of work injuries, at least for benign ones. In contrast, our results suggest that ICT contribute to make the workplace more cooperative and to reduce occupational risks and injuries.
Subjects / KeywordsWorking Conditions; New work practices; technology; working conditions; occupational injuries
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