Contingent and Continuing Employment: Comparative National and Historical Perspectives: Symposium Overview

Richard Marens, Charles T. Tackney

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    Abstract

    This symposium focuses on the comparative impact of social institutions and labor laws on both contingent and continuing employment. Presenters will apply a wide range of analytical concepts to the history and culture of five individual nations. These concepts include a diverse set of theoretical approaches aimed at understanding the web of rules governing comparative industrial and employment relations around the world. The approaches include path dependence, institutional theory, historical materialism, and post-modernism. The central strength of this symposium is its comprehensive and inclusive wide-ranging coverage of the organizational meaning of contingent or continued employment for both formal and informal employment across a diverse group of nations, a group that includes Peru, Colombia, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States. Following the presentations, the presenters will engage with the audience and one another to discuss broader lessons derived from the variety of cases presented and the distinct theoretical treatments of these.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016: Making Organizations Meaningful - Anaheim, United States
    Duration: 5 Aug 20169 Aug 2016
    Conference number: 76
    http://aom.org/annualmeeting/

    Conference

    ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016
    Number76
    CountryUnited States
    CityAnaheim
    Period05/08/201609/08/2016
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    Keywords

    • Employment security
    • Labor relations
    • Regional studies

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