Mapping the Globalization of the Temporary Staffing Industry
Source: The Professional Geographer, Volume 59, Number 4, November 2007 , pp. 503-520(18)
Abstract:Very little is currently known about the globalization of the temporary staffing industry, a strategically significant sector given its role in promulgating wider labor market flexibility. This article starts to rectify this research lacuna in four ways: by conceptualizing the international expansion of temporary staffing and comparing it to other business service sectors, by identifying and mapping the top twenty transnational staffing agencies, by offering a typology of the leading transnational agencies based on their functional and geographic characteristics, and by charting a research agenda for future work on this sector.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-11-01