Flexible Employment Contracts, the Psychological Contract and Employee Outcomes: An Analysis and Review of the Evidence

  title={Flexible Employment Contracts, the Psychological Contract and Employee Outcomes: An Analysis and Review of the Evidence},
  author={David E. Guest},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: International Journal of Management Reviews},
  • D. Guest
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Economics, Business
  • Wiley-Blackwell: International Journal of Management Reviews
There has been growing interest in the impact of flexible employment contracts on workers affected by them. In the light of assumptions that such workers are significantly disadvantaged, European-wide legislation has been introduced to ensure that they are treated similarly to permanent employees. The evidence on the impact of flexible employment contracts on employees' attitudes and behaviour is reviewed within the framework of the psychological contract. The body of research is limited but is… 

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