Short notice, big difference? : the effect of temporary employment on firm competitiveness across sectors / Romina Giuliano (Université de Mons, HumanOrg), Stephan Kampelmann (Université libre de Bruxelles, CEB and DULBEA), Benoît Mahy (Université de Mons, HumanOrg), François Rycx (Université libre de Bruxelles, CEB, DULBEA; Université catholique de Louvain, IRES; Université de Mons, HumanOrg; and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGiuliano, Romina ; Kampelmann, Stephan ; Mahy, Benoît ; Rycx, François
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10579
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This paper is one of the first to examine how the use of fixed-term employment contracts (FTCs) affects firm competitiveness (i.e. productivity, wages and profits) while controlling for key econometric issues such as time-invariant unobserved workplace characteristics, endogeneity and state dependence. We apply dynamic panel data estimation techniques to detailed Belgian linked employer-employee data covering all years from 1999 to 2010. Results show that the effects of FTCs on firm competitiveness vary across sectors: while temporary employment is found to enhance productivity and profits in (labour-intensive) services, this is not the case in manufacturing and construction.