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dc.contributor.authorWolf, Elkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBeblo, Miriamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:48:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:48:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24057-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we assess the impact of flexible work time schedules on firm efficiency using representative establishment data for Germany. Following the approach by Battese and Coelli (1995), we estimate a stochastic production frontier and the determinants of technical efficiency simultaneously. The innovation of our study is that we draw on technical efficiency instead of productivity to appraise the success of flexible working hours. The results indicate that while the use of work time schedules with moderate flexibility is positively related to technical efficiency, highly flexible work time arrangements seem to be negatively correlated with an efficient organization of the work flow. However, these efficiency losses should not be interpreted as causal effects, because highly flexible work time schedules are most likely to be introduced in struggling firms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 04-47en_US
dc.subject.jelL23en_US
dc.subject.jelD29en_US
dc.subject.jelM54en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordStochastic production frontieren_US
dc.subject.keywordflexible work hoursen_US
dc.subject.keywordefficiencyen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszeitflexibilisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnische Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDoes Work Time Flexibility Work? An Empirical Assessment of the Efficiency Effects for German Firmsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn391526340en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:2186-
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