Toward a new taxonomy for understanding the nature and consequences of contingent employment

Toward a new taxonomy for understanding the nature and consequences of contingent employment Purpose – The main goal of this article is to present a new taxonomy of contingent employment that better represents the wide variety of part‐time, temporary, and contract employment arrangements that have emerged since Feldman's review. Design/methodology/approach – Reviews the literature over the past 15 years. Findings – The paper suggests that contingent work arrangements can be arrayed along three dimensions: time, space, and the number/kind of employers. In addition, analysis of the recent research on contingent employment should be expanded to include worker timeliness, responsiveness, job embeddedness, citizenship behaviours, quality of work, and social integration costs. Originality/value – The article suggests that a wider range of individual differences (including education, race, citizenship, career stage, and rational demography) all serve to moderate the relationships between different kinds of contingent work arrangements and outcome variables. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Career Development International Emerald Publishing

Toward a new taxonomy for understanding the nature and consequences of contingent employment

Career Development International, Volume 11 (1): 20 – Jan 1, 2006

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1362-0436
DOI
10.1108/13620430610642363
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Abstract

Purpose – The main goal of this article is to present a new taxonomy of contingent employment that better represents the wide variety of part‐time, temporary, and contract employment arrangements that have emerged since Feldman's review. Design/methodology/approach – Reviews the literature over the past 15 years. Findings – The paper suggests that contingent work arrangements can be arrayed along three dimensions: time, space, and the number/kind of employers. In addition, analysis of the recent research on contingent employment should be expanded to include worker timeliness, responsiveness, job embeddedness, citizenship behaviours, quality of work, and social integration costs. Originality/value – The article suggests that a wider range of individual differences (including education, race, citizenship, career stage, and rational demography) all serve to moderate the relationships between different kinds of contingent work arrangements and outcome variables.

Journal

Career Development InternationalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2006

Keywords: Part time workers; Temporary workers; Homeworking; Employee attitudes; Job satisfaction

References

  • External churning and internal flexibility: evidence on the functional flexibility and core‐periphery hypotheses
    Cappelli, P.; Neumark, D.

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