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Getting a Job : A Study of Contacts and Careers
by Mark Granovetter

Overview - This classic 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 labor markets. Examining the link between job contacts and social structure, Granovetter recognizes networking as the crucial link between economists studies of labor mobility and more focused studies of an individual's motivation to find work.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This classic 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 labor markets. Examining the link between job contacts and social structure, Granovetter recognizes networking as the crucial link between economists studies of labor mobility and more focused studies of an individual's motivation to find work. This second edition is updated with a new Afterword and includes Granovetter's influential article "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problems of Embeddedness."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226305813
  • ISBN-10: 0226305813
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: March 1995
  • Page Count: 259


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