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Reduced Working Hours and Extended Operation Hours: A Profitable Change to a 6+6-Hour Shift Model in Essilor Oy

Olsson, Birgitta LU (1999) In Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting 4(2). p.63-72
Abstract
In this article, the author discusses the implications of a 6+6-hour model for the production economy of the Finnish Company Essilor Oy. The theory of returns to scale has been used to analyse the results of the change from one 8-hour shift to the 6+6-hour-shift system. It is shown that the company Essilor attained a better production economy and increased profit by introducing a 6+6-hour-shift system in one of their departments. The operation time increased by 72%. The wages per month were unreduced and seven new persons were recruited.
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working-time, shorter working hours, Essilor Oy, reduced working time, working time reduction
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Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting
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4
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2
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63 - 72
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1401-338X
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10.1108/eb029058
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  abstract     = {In this article, the author discusses the implications of a 6+6-hour model for the production economy of the Finnish Company Essilor Oy. The theory of returns to scale has been used to analyse the results of the change from one 8-hour shift to the 6+6-hour-shift system. It is shown that the company Essilor attained a better production economy and increased profit by introducing a 6+6-hour-shift system in one of their departments. The operation time increased by 72%. The wages per month were unreduced and seven new persons were recruited.},
  author       = {Olsson, Birgitta},
  issn         = {1401-338X},
  keyword      = {working-time,shorter working hours,Essilor Oy,reduced working time,working time reduction},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {63--72},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting},
  title        = {Reduced Working Hours and Extended Operation Hours: A Profitable Change to a 6+6-Hour Shift Model in Essilor Oy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb029058},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {1999},
}