Innovative work practices and sickness absence: What does a nationally representative employee survey tell?

Petri Böckerman, Edvard Johansson, Antti Kauhanen

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Abstract

This article examines the effect of innovative work practices on the prevalence of sickness absence and accidents at work. We focus on the "bundles" of workplace innovations that consist of self-managed teams, information sharing, employer-provided training, and incentive pay. We use nationally representative individual-level data from the Finnish Quality of Work Life Survey from 2008. The findings point to the conclusion that high-performance workplace system has little impact on the overall health of employees.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalIndustrial and Corporate Change
Volume21
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)587-613
Number of pages27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06.2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 511 Economics

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