Getting a Job A Study of Contacts and Careers

ISBN-10: 0226305813
ISBN-13: 9780226305813
Edition: 2nd 1995 (Reprint)
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This classic study of how 282 men in the United States found their jobs not only proves "it's not what you know but who you know," but also demonstrates how social activity influences labor markets. Examining the link between job contacts and social structure, Granovetter recognizes networking as the crucial link between economists studies of labor mobility and more focused studies of an individual's motivation to find work. This second edition is updated with a new Afterword and includes Granovetter's influential article "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problems of Embeddedness."

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Toward Causal Models
"Job Search" and Economic Theory
Contacts and Their Information
The Dynamics of Information Flow
The Dynamics of Vacancy Structure
Contacts: Acquisition and Maintenance
Career Structure
Some Theoretical Implications
Mobility and Society
Mobility and Organizations
Comparative Perspectives
Applications
Afterword 1994: Reconsiderations and a New Agenda
Design and Conduct of the Study
Coding Rules and Problems
Letters and Interview Schedules
Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness
References
Index

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