We began this book about employer-employee relationships with three related premises. The first, broadly stated, was that employment relationships are influenced by organizational environments and attributes. Because the establishment of an employment relationship is a commercial transaction between an individual and an organization, it may seem obvious that organizational considerations affect it. However, recognition of that fact has been hindered by using organizations’ assumption, in both law and economics, of the status of “fictive persons.” When this status is held in abeyance and organizations are seen for what they are—as in the preceding chapters of this book—the effect of organizational properties and environments appears large indeed.
KeywordsLabor Market Employment Relationship Black Worker External Market Internal Labor Market
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