The offer of flexible working hours within companies
Kroon, S.C. van der
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This thesis examines the variation in the offer of flexible working hours within companies. According to the neo-institutional theory, the rational choice theory and the organizational adaptation theory, four organizational characteristics have an influence on the implementation of flexible working hours. A comparison is made between Sweden and the Netherlands. Swedish companies offer more flexible working hours than Dutch companies. A comparison between the two countries indicates the importance of the country context that is related to the influence of organizational characteristics. Differences that are found can be used to form an adequate policy to stimulate the implementation of flexible working hours within companies.