Mamede, Ricardo (2005): Social networks, job mobility and industry evolution.
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In this paper I present a model that was built in order to analyse the interdependencies between labour market dynamics and the evolution of industries’ structure, in situations where interpersonal links among workers influence individuals’ job decisions. The model was inspired by the case of industries that rely heavily on highly skilled labour and in which problems of incomplete information abound. The causal mechanisms here proposed constitute an alternative explanation for a number of well-known regularities of industry evolution and of labour mobility, being arguably more suitable to the analysis of those industries than the formal models available in the literature.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Social networks, job mobility and industry evolution|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L25 - Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L13 - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J63 - Turnover ; Vacancies ; Layoffs
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L84 - Personal, Professional, and Business Services
|Depositing User:||Ricardo Mamede|
|Date Deposited:||11. Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||23. Apr 2015 20:20|
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