Getting a Job: Study of Contacts and Careers (Paperback)
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Short Description for Getting a Job This study of how 282 men in the United States found their jobs demonstrates the importance of social connections and emphasizes how social activity influences labour markets. The importance of networking as a link between labour mobility and individual motivation is also studied.
- Published: 15 March 1995
- Format: Paperback 264 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780226305813 ISBN 10: 0226305813
- Sales rank: 558,894
Full description for Getting a Job
This 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 labour markets. Examining the link between job contacts and social structure, the author recognizes networking as the crucial link between economists' studies of labour mobility and more focused studies of an individual's motivation to find work. The text also includes Granovetter's influential article - "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problems of Embeddedness".