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ERIC Number: EJ640375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0019-7939
Why Do Contractors Contract? The Experience of Highly Skilled Technical Professionals in a Contingent Labor Market.
Kunda, Gideon; Barley, Stephen R.; Evans, James
Industrial and Labor Relations Review, v55 n2 p234-61 Jan 2002
A study of why 52 highly skilled technical contractors accepted contingent employment found that contracting paid better than permanent employment. However, they felt anxiety and estrangement; networks were developed to address needs such as training. Highly skilled contingent workers form a triad with employing companies and intermediaries such as staffing firms. (Contains 71 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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