Drawing from various literatures, this article explores links between equity markets and labour market flexibility. Various data sources are used to test relationships for a set of OECD countries, controlling for other likely influences on flexibility such as government and industrial relations institutions. The results are generally supportive as regards employment flexibility: equity market trading activity is associated with shorter job tenure, higher activity rates, and greater employment change over the cycle. However, the relationship between equity markets and pay flexibility is less statistically robust to the addition of controls.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Strategy and Management