Labor Risk Attributes in the Green Industry: Business Owners' and Managers' Perspectives
AbstractManagers of greenhouses, nurseries, and landscape contractors participated in five focus group discussions on labor-related risks. Managers conceptualize labor risks along the human resource management process: (1) recruitment and selection, (2) training and development, (3) performance evaluation and discipline, (4) careers and relationships, and (5) compensation packages. In addition, they identified (6) immigrant employees and (7) labor laws and regulations as sources of risk. They recognized a large number of risk-increasing attributes, but also a number of mediating strategies to reduce these risks.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Volume (Year): 36 (2004)
Issue (Month): 03 (December)
focus group discussion; human resource management; personnel management; risk management; risk perception; B41; B49; M12; Q12;
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- B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
- B49 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Other
- M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
- Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
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