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The ‘network economy’ and models of the employment contract

By David Marsden


The development of the ‘network economy’ and project-based work challenge established methods of regulating employment relationships. There appears to be an unsatisfied demand for its greater use, especially among employers, and this may be blocked by the lack of suitable contractual forms.. Project-based work seeks to retain some of the open-ended flexibility of the standard employment relationship in relation to its task content but not its duration. The paper argues the success of the standard employment relationship stems from articulation of its psychological, economic/incentive, and legal aspects. As yet, this appears to be lacking for more transient forms of relationship

Topics: HB Economic Theory, HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Blackwell
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2004.00335.x
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