Work in the New Economy: Flexible Labor Markets in Silicon Valley

Work in the New Economy: Flexible Labor Markets in Silicon Valley

Author(s): Chris Benner

Published Online: 25 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631232490

Online ISBN: 9780470696163

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696163

About this Book

This book contributes to our understanding of the transformation of work in the information economy, through a detailed examination of labor markets in Silicon Valley. It provides an original and insightful analysis of flexible labor including growing volatility in work demands and increasingly tenuous employment relations.


  • Contributes to our understanding of the transformation of work in the information economy, through a detailed examination of labor markets in Silicon Valley.
  • Provides an original and insightful analysis of flexible labor including growing volatility in work demands and increasingly tenuous employment relations.
  • Examines the increasingly important role of labor market intermediaries.
  • Shows that some workers clearly thrive in this vibrant context, but many face high levels of insecurity admist growing inquality.

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