Work in the New Economy: Flexible Labor Markets in Silicon Valley
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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List of Tables.
Part I: Flexibility and the Transformation of Work and Employment.
1. Understanding Flexibility.
Labor Markets in the Information Economy.
Flexible Work and Flexible Employment.
2. Silicon Valley: Changing Industry Structure and Employment Practices.
Flexible Work and Employment Practices.
Economic Change and Flexibility.
Conclusion: Flexbility and Volatility.
Appendix: Industry Cluster Analysis.
Part II: Flexibility and Intermediaries.
3. Flexibility and Intermediation.
Labor Market Intermediaries.
Intermediation and Markets.
Intermediation and Flexible Labor Markets.
Conclusion: Increasing Intermediation.
4. Labor Market Intermediaries: Private Sector.
Temporary Help Agencies.
Consultant Brokerage Firms.
Employer of Record.
Professional Employer Organizations.
Conclusion: The Labor Market as Business Opportunity.
5. Labor Market Intermediaries: Membership Based.
Silicon Valley Membership-based Intermediaries.
Conclusion: Building Community-based Careers.
6. Labor Market Intermediaries: Public Sector.
Workforce Development System.
Conclusion: Challenges to Training and Workforce Development.
Part III: Flexibility and Careers.
7. Careers in Silicon Valley.
Flexibility and Labor Market Outcomes.
Intermediaries and Labor Market Outcomes.
Conclusion: Significant Problems Exist.
Appendix: Silicon Valley Wage Data.
8. Flexbility and Security.
New Concepts for Labor Markets in the Information Economy.
Intermediaries and Labor Market Policy.
Labor Flexibility and a New Employment Contract.
A Final Word.