Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

The issue of underemployment is one of increasing concern for countries across the globe. For example, in the USA estimates have put the number of underemployed as high as 20.3%, while in Europe the number of overqualified workers (just one dimension of underemployment) has been estimated at 21.5% (Groot & Maassen van den Brink, 2000). Unfortunately, given the current global economic crisis, this situation can only be expected to worsen in the near future. The international labor pool is becoming more educated and qualified (Peiró, Agut, & Grau, 2010) while organizations worldwide are seeking the minimum effective level of human capital in an effort to cut costs. As such, fewer jobs demanding high levels of qualification are becoming available on the labor market while the supply of employees with just such a profile continues to grow.

Keywords

Underemployment, Time, Teams, Task performance, Extra-task performance

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Underemployment: Psychological, Economic, and Social Challenges

Editor

D. Maynard; D. Feldman

First Page

187

Last Page

213

ISBN

978-1-4419-9412-7

Identifier

10.1007/978-1-4419-9413-4_10

Publisher

New York: Springer

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