Labour Productivity and Flexibility

  • Edward J. Amadeo
  • Susan Horton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Edward J. Amadeo, Susan Horton
    Pages 1-35
  3. Pilar Romaguera, Pablo González, Alejandra Mizala, Cecilia Montero
    Pages 65-112
  4. Michael Baker, Morley Gunderson, Susan Horton
    Pages 151-183
  5. Robert M. Lindley
    Pages 185-223
  6. Neantro Saavedra-Rivano, Hideki Imaoka
    Pages 225-253
  7. Steven G. Allen, Richard B. Freeman
    Pages 255-289
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 291-301

About this book


This book is about two polemical issues in labour studies, namely, the notions and determinants of labour productivity and flexibility. This book attempts to develop the notion of labour input flexibility or the capacity of workers to adapt to changes in the environment and its relation with labour productivity. The role of institutions, employment practices, capital-labour relations and labour market policies in determining labour flexibility is emphasized. The chapters look at the experiences of industrialized countries (European countries, the USA, Canada and Japan) and three Latin American countries (Brazil, Chile and Mexico).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Edward J. Amadeo
    • 1
  • Susan Horton
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de EconomiaPontifícia Universidade CatólicaBrazil
  2. 2.Institute for Policy AnalysisUniversity of TorontoCanada

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