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Theories Of The Employment Relationship: Choosing Between Norms And Contracts, Michael L. Wachter Jun 2005

Theories Of The Employment Relationship: Choosing Between Norms And Contracts, Michael L. Wachter

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In this paper, I analyze three types of labor market relationships that are prevalent in the economy - the external labor market that exists outside of firms, and the union and nonunion employment relationships that exist inside firms. The parties' relationships in each of these markets are markedly different from one another with respect to their use of contracts versus norms, their enforcement mechanisms, and their reliance on external competitive market pressures. Why do these very distinct forms exist? This paper provides an answer to this question. To be successful, each of the structures has to resolve problems of match-specific assets ...


Employers' Views On The Value Of Older Workers : Final Report, Edmund S. Muskie Institute Of Public Affairs Aug 1991

Employers' Views On The Value Of Older Workers : Final Report, Edmund S. Muskie Institute Of Public Affairs

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Employers' Views on the Value of Older Workers : Final Report

Submitted to: The AARP Andrus Foundation

Prepared by: Human Services Development Institute, Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, Maine 04103 (August 1991).

Contents: Acknowledgements / Executive Summary / Abstract / I. Introduction and Background / II. Project Methodology / III. Findings / IV. Conclusions and Recommendations / References


Veterans In Maine - A Report, Maine Department Of Manpower Affairs - Manpower Research Division Dec 1978

Veterans In Maine - A Report, Maine Department Of Manpower Affairs - Manpower Research Division

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Veterans in Maine : A Report.

"Labor Market Information Publication" Maine Department of Manpower Affairs, Employment Security, Manpower Research Division, 20 Union Street, Augusta, Maine 04330.

December 1978