Outsourcing, Occupational Restructuring, and Employee Well-Being: Is There a Silver Lining?

31 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2012

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Petri Bockerman

Labour Institute for Economic Research; University of Turku - Turku School of Economics

Mika Maliranta

ETLA, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

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Date Written: April 20, 2012

Abstract

This paper explores the effects of outsourcing on employee well-being through the use of the Finnish linked employer-employee data. The direct negative effect of outsourcing is attributable to greater job destruction and worker outflow. In terms of perceived well-being, the winners in international outsourcing are those who are capable of performing interactive tasks (i.e., managers, professionals and experts), especially when offshoring involves closer connections to other developed countries.

Keywords: globalization, outsourcing, offshoring, working conditions, job satisfaction, subjective well-being

JEL Classification: J28, F23

Suggested Citation

Bockerman, Petri and Maliranta, Mika, Outsourcing, Occupational Restructuring, and Employee Well-Being: Is There a Silver Lining? (April 20, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2043034 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2043034

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