ORGANIZATIONAL DETERMINANTS OF CONTINGENT EMPLOYMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES by ProQuest

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This study looks at organizational factor s that determine the use of contingent employees. Cost and embeddedness perspectives inform the hypotheses in this study. Measures of contingent workers are the proportion of casual/temporary employees and those on fixed-term contract. The study is based on data derived from a convenience sample of 56 organizations that participated in the Cranfield Network (CRANET) survey on comparative human resource management conducted in 2004 in the Philippines. Results indicate that an organization's degree of flexibility reflected in skills of employees seems to strongly determine whether an organization will hire contingent workers (casual/temporary workers or those on fixed-term contract). When an organization's technology requires continuous training of workers, the demand for contingent workers, particularly casual employees who may be unskilled, is lower, but this factor does not influence hiring of project employees or those on fixed-term contract. On the other hand, unionization significantly influences employment of contingent employees, although it affects the two types of contingent employment differently. Unionization positively influences hiring of casual employees while negatively influences hiring of project employees or those on fixed-term contract. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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      ORGANIZATIONAL DETERMINANTS OF
  CONTINGENT EMPLOYMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES
                  Vivien T. Supangco, University of the Philippines

                                           ABSTRACT

        This study looks at organizational factors that determine the use of contingent employees.
Cost and embeddedness perspectives inform the hypotheses in this study. Measures of contingent
workers are the proportion of casual/temporary e
								
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