The business of temporary staffing: A developing research agenda

Neil M. Coe, Katharine Jones, Kevin Ward

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This paper offers a critical review of the existing literatures on temporary staffing. It argues that while research on both client firm rationales and the experiences and characteristics of temporary agency workers are relatively well advanced, work that explores the temporary staffing industry and its own strategies and expansionary logics is still in its infancy. This is a significant oversight given the increasingly widespread influence of this particular form of labour market intermediary. Grounded in recent work in economic geography, the paper maps a future research agenda. © 2010 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1068
Number of pages13
JournalGeography Compass
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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