Chapter 9. The Nature of the Employment Relationship

  1. Joyce P. Jacobsen and
  2. Gilbert L. Skillman

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch10

Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach

Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach

How to Cite

Jacobsen, J. P. and Skillman, G. L. (eds) (2008) The Nature of the Employment Relationship, in Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: A Comprehensive Approach, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755587.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631208365

Online ISBN: 9780470755587

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Keywords:

  • employment relationship;
  • production hierarchies;
  • incomplete contracts;
  • incentive costs;
  • decision making

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • FIRMS AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS The nature of the firm

  • The nature of the employment relationship

  • PRODUCTION HIERARCHIES AND AUTHORITY IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Incomplete contracts and the “authority relation”

  • Incentive costs and the role of monitoring

  • FIRM OWNERSHIP

  • Firm ownership and appropriation of firm-specific quasi-rents

  • Firm ownership and the structure of work incentives

  • Firm ownership and collective decision making

  • CONCLUSION: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN EMPLOYEE