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Power Distribution in the Field of the Virtual Labour Market


  • Marieta Hristova

    (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


The study presents empirical results of the dissertation “Bulgarian Virtual Labor Market and Transformation of Power”. Looking at the labour market as socio-economic field of relations and interactions between labour and capital with running two parallel processes of supply and demand of performance and jobs, the virtual labour market is considered as a network of these same relations and interactions performed in an informational, communicational and technological– virtual environment. Its researched whether and to what extent each of the participants in the labour market are included and participate in the virtual space, do they contribute to its formation or just use what so far has been created by others. The research problem was related to the distribution of power between the individual and collective actors involved in the virtual labour market. The study presents specific aspects of the functioning of the virtual labour market in Bulgaria and the transformation of power generated by the interpretatio and analysis of the empirical data from the research conducted by the author.

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  • Marieta Hristova, 2015. "Power Distribution in the Field of the Virtual Labour Market," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 2, pages 235-277, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2015:i:2:p:235-277

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    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines


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