Industries Firms and Jobs

Author: George Farkas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351512671
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Management Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics Analyses and Evaluation

Author: Trine Kolderup Flaten
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3598218486
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Advertising

Rapid developments in information technology and media have resulted in increasingly diverse strategies for information retrieval by readers and users. The duty to cope with this phenomenon and to master the situation forms one of the biggest challenges facing libraries. In order to strengthen the awareness of the potential of tools for management and strategic planning, a two-day meeting was held under the auspices of IFLA's Management & Marketing Section in Bergen, Norway in August 2005. Managers of different types of libraries, researchers and educators from five continents shared their experiences with research methods, data collection, evaluation, performance measurement, best practice strategies and policies. This book contains their presentations in the form of full length articles.

The System of Professions

Author: Andrew Abbott
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226189666
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Social Science

In The System of Professions Andrew Abbott explores central questions about the role of professions in modern life: Why should there be occupational groups controlling expert knowledge? Where and why did groups such as law and medicine achieve their power? Will professionalism spread throughout the occupational world? While most inquiries in this field study one profession at a time, Abbott here considers the system of professions as a whole. Through comparative and historical study of the professions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England, France, and America, Abbott builds a general theory of how and why professionals evolve.

Industry wage survey

Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
ISBN: UIUC:30112104409682
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Business & Economics

Outlook 2000

ISBN: UIUC:30112104408650
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Employment forecasting

Presents revised Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment projections for the year 2000.