Publication Date

August 1994


The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of current theories for organizations' decisions about employee benefits. Drawing on organizational and economic theories, we offer alternative explanations for patterns in the adoption and design of flexible benefits plans. An integrated model of firms' flex plan decisions is presented.


Suggested Citation
Barringer, M. W. & Milkovich, G. T. (1994). The diffusion of human resource innovations: The case of flexible benefits plans (CAHRS Working Paper #94-16). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.