Retailers have to deal with a fluctuating demand for labor. The use of part-time employees is one of their instruments to cope with these fluctuations. This article gives theoretical considerations regarding the use of part-time labor in the retail trade and empirical evidence regarding the influence of its use on labor productivity.

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Journal of Retailing
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

Thurik, R., & van der Wijst, N. (1984). Part-time labour in retailing. Journal of Retailing, 62–80. Retrieved from