The Employment Relationship: Causes And Consequences Of Modern Personnel Administration by William P. BridgesThe Employment Relationship: Causes And Consequences Of Modern Personnel Administration by William P. Bridges

The Employment Relationship: Causes And Consequences Of Modern Personnel Administration

byWilliam P. Bridges, Wayne J. Villemez

Hardcover | November 30, 1994

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In 1979, serious research was just beginning on the connections between stratification outcomes and organizations. Data suitable for investigating these connections were scarce, and the general wisdom was that they would remain scarce--since organizational case studies were seen as the only means of gathering linked individual and organizational data. The case study approach does allow one to link the two types of data, but gathering such data on more than a few organizations is prohibitively expensive and difficult, and having only a few organizations limits g- eralizability. To help solve this problem, we developed the idea of a survey of a random sample of several thousand employed individuals, followed by a second survey of their several thousand employing or- nizations. This method, we reasoned, would provide us with a gen- alizable, simple random sample of individuals, coupled with a weighted random sample of organizations (weighted, of course, by size of orga- zation). An added benefit would be that these valuable data could be gathered by a survey organization for the price of two simple surveys. It was not an easy idea to sell. We developed it into a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF), and though the reviewers were o- erwise sympathetic, they were almost unanimous in their contention that such a survey would not work because "obviously" the great maj- ity of respondents would refuse to reveal exactly who their employers were.
Title:The Employment Relationship: Causes And Consequences Of Modern Personnel AdministrationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:254 pagesPublished:November 30, 1994Publisher:Springer US

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Assembling Data on Employment Relations. The Elements of Bureaucratic Personnel Management. The Scope of Bureaucratic Management. Higherlevel Effects on Bureaucratic Control and Due Process in Organizations: The Influence of State, Industry, Organization, and Job. Bureaucratic Structure and Attachment to Firms: Linkages to Potential Mobility in the Market. Employment Relations and Earnings. Conclusions. Appendixes. Index.