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Internal Labor Markets

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  • Paul Osterman
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Abstract

Contrary to the popular image of change and turnover, most Americans spend the majority of their working lives employed in a single firm. The original essays in this book discuss the origins and importance of these internal labor markets, providing new insights into their changing power and influence. They also explore the more varied and dynamic employment practices that have evolved in large companies in response to new government regulations, increased competition for managerial talent, the difficult economy of the 1970s, and to the threat of unions.

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  • Paul Osterman (ed.), 1984. "Internal Labor Markets," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 026265105x, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:026265105x
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    Cited by:

    1. Jeffrey Pfeffer, 2007. "Human Resources from an Organizational Behavior Perspective: Some Paradoxes Explained," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 21(4), pages 115-134, Fall.
    2. Andrew J. Oswald & Eugenio Proto & Daniel Sgroi, 2015. "Happiness and Productivity," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 33(4), pages 789-822.

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    Keywords

    labor markets; unions;

    JEL classification:

    • J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets

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