The Lives and Deaths of Jobs: Technical Interdependence and Survival in a Job Structure

  title={The Lives and Deaths of Jobs: Technical Interdependence and Survival in a Job Structure},
  author={Sharique Hasan and John-Paul Ferguson and Rembrand Koning},
  journal={Organization Science},
Prior work has considered the properties of individual jobs that make them more or less likely to survive in organizations. Yet little research examines how a job’s position within a larger job structure affects its life chances and thus the evolution of the larger job structure over time. In this article, we explore the impact of technical interdependence on the dynamics of job structures. We argue that jobs that are more enmeshed in a job structure through these interdependencies are more… CONTINUE READING
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