How to Screen Miners' Skills: Recruiting in the Coal Mining in Early Twentieth Century Japan
In the early 20th century Japan, coal mining firms took an intermediary organization of labor, "dormitory system." Given traditional technology that required high manual skills unknown to managements, firms relied on the intermediary organization both for screening and monitoring workers. This study focuses on referrers of miners, who took an essential role of signaling in the coal mining industry.
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