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Short-time work programmes, which were originally introduced as an exceptional measure to maintain employment in enterprises experiencing temporary difficulties, are now increasingly used as a routine instrument in firms undergoing long-term structural change. This trend is strongest in Italy and...
Growing European economic integration has encouraged restructuring within multinational companies (MNCs), involving the development of organization-based employment systems, changing forms of management control and a shift in bargaining power. These developments are promoting the decentralization...