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Interorganizational Networks and the Changing Employment Contract

Citation

Kalleberg, Arne L.; Knoke, David; & Marsden, Peter V. (1995). Interorganizational Networks and the Changing Employment Contract. Connections, 18(2), 32-49.

Abstract

Many companies are dismantling their internalized system of mutual obligations between employees and the firm, relying more on external labor markets to provide labor power in the form of contingent workers and training services. Our primary focus is on changes in the ego-centered networks of relations connecting employers to those organizations from which they recruit and train employees. To understand the durability of these relations and how networking processes change as a means of obtaining human resources, we present hypotheses about the conditions affecting the form and content of a focal organization's occupation-specific interorganizational relations, including the effects of environmental instability, tight labor markets, unionization, and institutional constraints. We will conduct a 1996-98 national panel survey of U.S. establishments to track these change.

URL

http://users.soc.umn.edu/~knoke/pages/nos96.htm

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Connections

Author(s)

Kalleberg, Arne L.
Knoke, David
Marsden, Peter V.

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

18

Issue Number

2

Pages

32-49

Reference ID

4923