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Contracts and Commitment: Economic and Sociological Perspectives on Employment Relations

Citation

Kalleberg, Arne L. & Reve, Torger (1993). Contracts and Commitment: Economic and Sociological Perspectives on Employment Relations. Human Relations, 46, 1103-32.

Abstract

This paper proposes a contract model of employment relations that integrates insights from economic and sociological perspectives on labor market transactions. The utility of the contract model is illustrated empirically using a large data set on organizations and their employees in U.S. and Japanese manufacturing industries. The results are consistent with many transaction cost and agency theory predictions, though they also indicate the need to supplement these economic theories with sociological explanations based on political, cultural, and other institutional differences.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/001872679304600906

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Human Relations

Author(s)

Kalleberg, Arne L.
Reve, Torger

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

46

Pages

1103-32

Reference ID

110