Temporary Agency Work and Firm Performance: A Replication Study with Extensions

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The authors analyze the nexus between temporary agency work (TAW) and firm performance. Compared to Hirsch and Mueller (2012, The Productivity Effect of Temporary Agency Work: Evidence from German Panel Data. Economic Journal 122 (562): F216-F235) and Nielen and Schiersch (2014, Temporary Agency Work and Firm Competitiveness: Evidence from German Manufacturing Firms. Industrial Relations 53: 365-393), the authors support a concave relationship between the TAW share and productivity, but find a convex relationship between the TAW share and unit labor costs, instead of a u-shape. Moreover, a new finding is that the correlation between the TAW share and profitability is only moderate.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJahrbucher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik
Volume240
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)455-465
Number of pages11
ISSN0021-4027
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2020

    Research areas

  • firm competitiveness, productivity, profitability, temporary agency work, unit labor costs
  • Economics

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