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International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Economics

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Work organization, performance and health: introduction


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Title:Work organization, performance and health: introduction
Author(s):Guido Citoni, (Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy), Benoît Mahy, (Warocqué Research Center, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium), François Rycx, (SBS-EM (DUBEA, CEB), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium and IZA, Germany)
Citation:Guido Citoni, Benoît Mahy, François Rycx, (2012) "Work organization, performance and health: introduction", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 33 Iss: 3, pp.224 - 232
Keywords:Applied econometrics, Employee health, Human resource management, Performance, Personnel policy, Work organization, Working conditions, Working practices
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/01437721211234129 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:The authors are grateful to the Editor, Adrian Ziderman, for asking them to act as Guest Editors of this special issue. The collection of papers in this special issue was originally presented at the 99th Conference of the Applied Econometrics Association (AEA) held in Rome (Italy) on May 27-29 2010. The authors would like to express their gratitude to the referees who did an excellent job in discussing the papers included in this issue.
Abstract:

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce this special issue on work organization, performance and health.

Design/methodology/approach – The authors provide a general review of the literature and describe the main findings of the papers appearing in this special issue.

Findings – This issue provides new evidence regarding the impact of work organization (essentially defined in terms of payment methods, teamwork, workforce age structure and labour contracts) on performance (measured through employment, productivity and sickness absenteeism indicators). It also sheds more light on the determinants of workers’ health by gender, with particular attention to working conditions and mobbing.

Originality/value – The papers collected in this special issue provide some fine examples of recent work at the crossroads of health and personnel economics.



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