publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Workplace Flexibility Practices in SMEs: Relationship with Performance via Redundancies, Absenteeism, and Financial Turnover

Whyman, Philip B.; Petrescu, Alina I.;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Journal of Small Business Management, volume 53, pages 1,097-1,126 (issn: 0047-2778, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Cyprus
Abstract
This workplace flexibility study uses primary data on private sector small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lancashire, United Kingdom, collected in 2009 during the recent “credit crunch” recession. Key features include: (1) objective measures of SME performance; (2) a focus on the previously relatively neglected relationship between workplace flexibility practices (WFPs) and three SME performance indicators, namely, redundancies, absenteeism, and financial turnover; and (3) a timely contribution to research on SMEs. Numerical, functional, and cost WFPs analyses, via zero-inflated Poisson and linear regressions, control for SME and market characteristics. ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, General Business, Management and Accounting, Credit crunch, Job security, Economics, Job sharing, Private sector, Marketing, Absenteeism, Recession, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Industrial relations, Finance, business.industry, business, Performance indicator, V310, L100
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Workplace Flexibility Practices in SMEs: Relationship with Performance via Redundancies, Absenteeism, and Financial Turnover

Whyman, Philip B.; Petrescu, Alina I.;