Industries, Firms, and Jobs: Sociological and Economic Approaches by George FarkasIndustries, Firms, and Jobs: Sociological and Economic Approaches by George Farkas

Industries, Firms, and Jobs: Sociological and Economic Approaches

EditorGeorge Farkas, Paula England

Hardcover | July 31, 1988

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What are the links among industrial structure, segmentation, the internal structure of firms, job characteristics, technology, productivity, labor markets, and product markets? The answers, posited by a distinguished group of sociologists and economists, have gained resonance as the field of economic sociology has grown. In this expanded edition, the editors and their economist colleague, Kevin Lang, explore the theoretical interstices and update the references. Sociologists and economists have responded differently to work within the other discipline. For some sociologists, the typical economic assumption of basic actors engaged in rational action is both unrealistic and objectionable. Other sociologists have not always agreed with everything economists do, they have seen "rational choice" as a partially true description of human behavior and as a starting point for sociological theorizing. Among economists, the situation is quite different: most have maintained their basic rational choice model while pushing aggressively into substantive areas previously addressed only by sociologists and political scientists. "Industries, Firms, and Jobs" is a welcome reassertion of an old tradition of interdisciplinary research. That tradition has recently weakened, largely because of an enormous expansion of the domain of neoclassical economics. The expansion has fed on two scientific developments: human capital theory and contract theory. This book is an invaluable resource for all economists, sociologists, labor specialists, and business professionals.
Title:Industries, Firms, and Jobs: Sociological and Economic ApproachesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:July 31, 1988Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306428652

ISBN - 13:9780306428654

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Table of Contents

Work Structures and Markets.- Economic Segmentation Reconsidered.- The Prospects for Economic Dualism.- Careers, Industries, and Occupations.- Neoclassical and Sociological Perspectives on Segmented Labor Markets.- Industrial Structure and Markets.- Structural Effects on Wages.- Schooling and Capitalism.- Market Concentration and Structural Power as Sources of Industrial Productivity.- Firms and Internal Labor Markets.- The Economics and Sociology of Organization.- The Sociological and Economic Approaches to Labor Market Analysis.- Income Determination in Three Internal Labor Markets.- The Future of Work.- Good Jobs and Bad Management.- Dueling Sectors.- The Impact of Technology on Work Organization and Work Outcomes.- Sociological and Economic Approaches to the Study of Industries, Firms, and Jobs.- Economic and Sociological Views of Industries, Firms, and Jobs.