The Importance of Numerical Flexibility In Turkish Labor Market and Competition Policy

ARVAS, M. Akif and İÇ, Suleyman and AYGÜN, Mehmet (2010) The Importance of Numerical Flexibility In Turkish Labor Market and Competition Policy. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Numerical flexibility, which has been common since Atkinson (1984), can be defined as a situation where the number of staff and the number of hours worked can be increased or decreased depending on the demand for labour. Within the "flexible firm model", numerical flexibility is seen as being designed to facilitate a rapid adjustment in headcount, in line with short-term changes in the level of demand for labour so that the number employed equals the number required at any time. Based on Labour Law no 4857, Turkey has adopted this approach as a competition policy in order to provide flexibility into labor market and to promote the competition of Turkish firms. Therefore, in this study, flexibility-based tools are discussed and evaluated in terms of competition policy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 08:21
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:25
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/260

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