The 'Network Economy' and Models of the Employment Contract
The development of the 'network economy' and the project-based work challenge established methods of regulating employment relationships. There appears to be an unsatisfied demand for its greater use, especially among employers, and this may be blocked by the lack of suitable contractual forms. Project-based work seeks to retain some of the open-ended flexibility of the standard employment relationship in relation to its task content but not its duration. I argue that the success of the standard employment relationship stems from articulation of its psychological, economic/incentive, and legal aspects. As yet, this appears to be lacking for more transient forms of relationship. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2004.
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Volume (Year): 42 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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