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The Geographies of Temporary Staffing Unit (GOTSU)

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Working Papers

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Working Paper 13

Limits to expansion: transnational corporations and territorial embeddedness in the Japanese temporary staffing market, (PDF, 370KB), Neil M. Coe, Jennifer Johns & Kevin Ward, November 2009.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Johns, J.L. and Ward, K. (2012) Limits to expansion: transnational corporations and territorial embeddedness in the Japanese temporary staffing market, Global Networks, 12(1), pp. 22-47.

Working Paper 12

The business of temporary staffing: a developing research agenda, (PDF, 212KB), Neil M. Coe, Katharine Jones & Kevin Ward, September 2009.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Jones, K. and Ward, K. (2010) The business of temporary  staffing: a developing research agenda, Geography Compass, 4(8), pp. 1055-1068.

Working Paper 11

Transforming the Japanese labour market: deregulation and the rise of temporary staffing’, (PDF, 250KB), Neil M. Coe, Jennifer Johns & Kevin Ward, June 2009.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Johns, J.L. and Ward, K. (2010) Transforming the Japanese labour market: deregulation and the rise of temporary staffing, Regional Studies, doi:10.1080/00343401003713423

Working Paper 10

The embedded transnational: the internationalisation strategies of the leading transnational temporary staffing agencies’, (PDF, 370KB), Neil M. Coe, Jennifer Johns & Kevin Ward, May 2009.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Johns, J.L. and Ward, K. (2010) Variegated global expansion: internationalization strategies in the temporary staffing industry, Geoforum, doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2010.09.003

Working Paper 9

Agents of casualisation? Slow growth, fragmented markets and competitive margins in the Australian temporary staffing industry’, (PDF, 134KB), September 2007.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Johns, J.L. and Ward, K. (2009) Agents of casualisation? The temporary staffing industry and labour market restructuring in Australia, Journal of Economic Geography, 9(1), pp. 55-84.

Working Paper 8

'Managed flexibility: Labour regulation, corporate strategies and market dynamics in the Swedish temporary staffing industry', (PDF, 160KB),February 2007.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Johns, J.L. and Ward, K. (2009) Managed flexibility: Labour regulation, corporate strategies and market dynamics in the Swedish temporary staffing industry, European and Urban Regional Studies, 16(1), pp. 65-85.

Working Paper 7

'Mapping the globalization of the temporary staffing industry', (PDF, 265KB), October 2006.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Johns, J.L. and Ward, K. (2007) Mapping the globalization of the temporary staffing industry, Professional Geographer, 59(4), pp. 503-520.

Working Paper 6

'Flexibility in action: the temporary staffing industry and labour market restructuring in the Czech Republic and Poland', (PDF, 350KB), April 2006.
Revised version published as:
Coe, N.M., Johns, J.L. and Ward, K. (2008) Flexibility in action: the temporary staffing industry in the Czech Republic and Poland, Environment and Planning A, 40(6) pp. 1391-1415.

Working Paper 5

Constructing markets for temporary labour: employment liberalisation and the internationalisation of the staffing industry, (PDF, 670KB), September 2004
Revised version published as:
Peck, J., Theodore, N. and Ward, K. (2005) Global push: constructing ‘emerging markets’ in the temporary staffing industry’ Global Networks 5, pp. 3-26

Working Paper 4

Internationalisation and diversification in the temporary staffing industry, (PDF, 270KB), October 2003
Revised version published as:
Ward, K. (2004) ‘Going Global? Internationalisation and diversification in the temporary staffing industry’, Journal of Economic Geography, 4, pp. 251-273.

Working Paper 3

Making 'flexible' Manchester: competition and change in the temporary staffing industry, (PDF, 135KB), February 2003
Revised version published as:
Ward, K. (2005) ‘Making Manchester ‘Flexible’: competition and change in the temporary staffing industry’, Geoforum, 36, pp. 223-240.

Working Paper 2

Going global? New frontiers and 'emerging markets' in the temporary staffing industry, (PDF, 765KB), April 2002.

Working Paper 1

The changing business of the UK temporary staffing industry, (PDF, 110KB), March 2002
Revised version published as:
Ward, K. (2003) UK temporary staffing: industry structure and evolutionary dynamics’ Environment and Planning A 35 889-909.

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