Getting a Job
Study of Contacts and Careers 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Mark Granovetter
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Getting a Job by Mark Granovetter
Book DescriptionThis 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 labour markets. Examining the link between job contacts and social structure, the author recognizes networking as the crucial link between economists' studies of labour mobility and more focused studies of an individual's motivation to find work. The text also includes Granovetter's influential article - "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problems of Embeddedness".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226305813
(230mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Granovetter
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A work of exceptional ambition by the founder of modern economic sociology, this first full account of Mark Granovetter s ideas stresses that the economy is not a sphere separate from other human activities but is deeply embedded in social relations and subject to the same emotions, ideas, and constraints as religion, science, politics, or law."
Sociology of Economic Life, Paperback (February 2011)
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This 2001 study sheds light on the historical development of the Third Republic French labour movement.
Island Networks, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Mark Granovetter
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Author Biography - Mark Granovetter
Mark Granovetter is professor of sociology and organization behavior at Northwestern University and Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
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