Böckerman, Petri and Johansson, Edvard and Kauhanen, Antti (2009): Innovative Work Practices and Sickness Absence: What Does a Nationally Representative Employee Survey Tell?
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The paper examines the effect of innovative work practices on the prevalence of sickness absence and accidents at work. We focus on several different aspects of workplace innovations (self-managed teams, information sharing, employer-provided training and incentive pay) along with the “bundles” of those practices. We use nationally representative individual-level data from the Finnish Quality of Work Life Survey from 2008. Using single equation models, we find that innovative work practices increase short-term sickness absence for blue-collar and lower white-collar employees. In two-equation models that treat innovative workplace practices as endogenous variables we do not find relationship between innovative work practices and sickness absence or accidents at work.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Innovative Work Practices and Sickness Absence: What Does a Nationally Representative Employee Survey Tell?|
|Keywords:||innovative work practices; workplace innovation; sickness absence; accidents|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J28 - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
|Depositing User:||Petri Böckerman|
|Date Deposited:||16. Oct 2009 06:54|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 09:05|
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