Workshop International Developments in Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work


Shahzad Ansari
  • Speaker
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam
Maria José Chambel
  • Speaker
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Lisabon
Silvia Dorado-Banacloche
  • Speaker
College of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island
Isabel Fernandez-Mateo
Isabel Fernandez-Mateo
  • Speaker
London Business School (LBS), University of London
Nathalie Galais
Nathalie Galais
  • Speaker
School of Business and Economics, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Christina Garsten
Christina Garsten
  • Speaker
Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm University
Dick de Gilder
  • Speaker
Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Anneke Goudswaard
Anneke Goudswaard
  • Speaker
TNO Work & Employment, TNO
Fred van Haasteren
  • Speaker
Randstad the Netherlands, Randstad Holding
Axel Haunschild
  • Speaker
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (IV), University of Trier
Cathel Kornig
  • Speaker
Laboratoire d'Economie et de Sociologie du Travail (LEST), Centre National de la Researche Scientifique (CNRS)
Annemarie Muntz
  • Speaker
European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT)
Torstein Nesheim
  • Speaker
Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics
Denis Pennel
  • Speaker
European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT)
François Pichault
François Pichault
  • Speaker
HEC Management School, University of Liege
Sylwia Przytula
  • Speaker
Wroclaw University of Economics, University of Wroclaw
John Purcell
  • Speaker
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
Ida Regalia
  • Speaker
Faculty of Political Science, University of Milan
Els Sol
  • Speaker
Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam
Nicole Torka
  • Speaker
School of Management and Governance, University of Twente
Lars Walter
  • Speaker
School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward
  • Speaker
School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester
Ton Wilthagen
  • Speaker
Faculty of Law, Tilburg University

Event Information

Type
Research Workshop
Programme
Organisational Behaviour & HRM
Date
Mon. 23 Jun. 2008
Contact
Time
2 days event
E-mail
Location
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Number


Abstract

Workshop

International Developments in Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work Issues, questions and debates

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands, Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 June 2008 

 
Objective: knowledge sharing, idea generation, discussing research agenda, forging relationships. The conference is organized for idea generation. Around each topic we want to stimulate discussion, sharing of information, building connections between researchers and with practice.
Format: around each of the themes we have academic presentations (often drawing on extensive research in a specific national context) followed by a discussion, where other participants are invited to indicate notions of the basic trends in other countries / contexts / from different stakeholder perspectives, also adding practitioner experience and/or theoretic notions drawing on their experiences. Aim is to maximize variation / i.e. thought stimulation per topic.
The key speakers present the central findings from their research creating the basis for an open discussion and sharing of ideas related to the themes addressed. Presentations should be based in substantive research, emphasizing main findings and implications for further research. We aim to have short presentations and lots of discussion.
 

General issues that we address for each theme:

  • How do different views enrich our understanding of issues with and possibilities of temporary agency work?
  • Can we understand the variation of dynamics affecting effectively managing and organizing temporary agency work in different contexts?
  • Best practices from different national contexts? Need (and possibilities) for translation between contexts?
  • How do / can these studies of management and organization of TAW contribute to the broader development of Organization theory?

Broad themes:

Day 1

  • Organization of the triangular employment relationship, evolving HR practices and outcomes (sick leave, employee turnover, productivity etc.)
  • Management of the triangular employment relationship and effects on work perceptions and attitudes (employment relationship, psychological contract, issues of identity & identification, etc.)
  • Creating and developing the market. National embedding and evolving identities of temporary agency work in national labour markets (e.g. market creation and institutional entrepreneurship, role in regulation and self-regulation, historical development and evolving national identities of temporary agency work)

Day 2

  • Strategic possibilities and considerations, evolving business models and the triangular employment relationship (HR outsourcing, non-standard employment relations, evolving public-private cooperation)
  • Issues and paradoxes for management and organization of temporary agency work (flexibility and security, strategic responses to cyclicality, trust and flexibility, transactional and relational, etc.)
 
  Day 1, Monday 23 June
   
9.00 Registration
9.30 Introduction to the workshop Bas Koene and Pursey Heugens
9.45 Annemarie Muntz, Vedior, Eurociett Relevance of extending research on temporary agency work
  Theme 1 Perspectives on Organizing and Managing Temporary   Agency Work
  Organizing the triangular employment relationship
10.00 Isabelle Fernandez-Mateo, London Business School, UK Understanding triadic employment relationships; role of intermediary companies in economicexchange; who pays the price of brokerage?
10.20 Dick de Gilder, Free University, Netherlands Temporary Agency Work and identity issues
10.40 Anneke Goudswaard and Jan de Leede, TNO Work & Employment, Netherlands Organizing strategic partnership TWAs and client organizations
11.00 General discussion, comparison with other countries, notable issues themes
11.20 Coffee break
  Managing the triangular employment relationship
11.40 Nathalie Galais, Germany, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany From temporary to permanent employment: Dealing with individual differences
12.00 Maria José Chambel, University of Lisbon, Portugal Double employment relationship in TAW: Psychological contract, organizational support and affective commitment to client and to agency
12.20 Nicole Torka, TU Twente, Netherlands Temporary workers, the nature of their work commitment
12.40 General discussion, comparison with other countries, notable issues themes
13.00 LUNCH
   Theme 2 Creating and developing the market
  National differences
14.30 Kevin Ward, University of Manchester, UK Flexibility in action: the temporary staffing industry and labor market restructuring in the Czech Republic and Poland
14.50 Cathel Kornig, LEST Aix-en-Provence, France, and François Michon, Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne, France The origins of temporary agency work in Europe; historical development of temporary agency work in France
15.10 General discussion, comparison with other countries, notable issues themes
15.30 Els Sol, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Tempworkresearch.com
15.40 Coffee break
  Developing the market for TAW
16.10 Christina Garsten, Stockholm Center for Organizational Research, Sweden The social construction of a "flexible workforce": TWAs, transnational influences and state regulations, an ethnographic perspective
16.30 Ida Regalia, University of Milan, Italy Employment and the organization of work in Italy, Italian issues around management and organization of temporary agency work
16.50 Denis Pennel, Ciett Managing Director Opportunities for development of TAW in various national context: A European perspective
17.10 General discussion, comparison with other countries, notable issues themes
17.40 Closing
19.10 Watertaxi departing from ‘Watertoren’
19.30 Dinner Hotel New York
 
  Day 2, Tuesday 24 June
  Theme 3 Strategic possibilities and considerations
  Business models in the TWA industry
9.00 Lars Walter, Gothenburg University, Sweden Temporary Work Agencies in Sweden, creating a market for TAW
9.20 Sylwia Przytula, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland Perspectives and issues for Temporary Work Agencies in Poland
9.40 Torstein Nesheim, Institute for research in Economics and Business Administration, Norway Externalizing the Core: firms use of employment intermediaries in the ICT industries
10.00 General discussion, comparison with other countries, notable issues themes
10.20 Coffee break
  Evolving possibilities of TAW
10.40 Silvia Dorado, University of Rhode Island, USA Non-standard employment relations; preliminary findings on US alternative staffing models for inclusion of disadvantaged workers
11.00 Shahzad Ansari and Bas Koene, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands Institutionalization of the TWA industry and evolving institutional action: possibilities to broaden the scope and solve lingering problems?
11.20 Axel Haunschild, Trier University, Germany What supports the individualized employment relationship? Experience from the creative industries
11.40 General discussion, comparison with other countries, notable issues and themes
12.00 LUNCH
   Theme 4 issues and paradoxes
14.00 Ton Wilthagen, OSA Tilburg University, Netherlands Flexicurity, signs of a workplace revolution?
14.20 François Pichault, Liege, LENTIC, Belgium Flexibility and security: micro-perspectives on dealing with Flexicurity
14.40 John Purcell, Warwick Business School and ACAS, UK Evolving regulation, temporary agency work, and Strategic HRM
15.00 General discussion, comparison with other countries, notable issues themes
15.30 Closing comments Bas Koene, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
15.45 Closing by Fred van Haasteren, Randstad Holding
16.00 Drinks
 
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This workshop will include contributors from Europe and the USA. It is organized in cooperation with Randstad and Vedior.

 

For more information contact dr B.A.S. Koene, Rotterdam School of Management, Department of Organization and Personnel management, bkoene@rsm.nl

Pursey Heugens
Professor of Organization Theory, Development, and Change, Scientific Director ERIM, Dean of Research RSM
  • Coordinator
Bas Koene
  • Coordinator