Bureaucratic Structure and Attachment to Firms
A firm policy of promotion from within, and the best profit-sharing and benefit program in the country, so completely enclosed the human ring of the company that by 1954 hardly any of the huge number of people working for Sears had ever worked anywhere else. A “psychological contract” Sears had made with its people was widely understood, and with it came the assurance that you could only be fired for stealing from the company or taking untoward liberties with your secretary (p. 14)
KeywordsPsychological Contract Market Opportunity Current Employer Black Worker External Market
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