Why Do Contractors Contract? The Experience of Highly Skilled Technical Professionals in a Contingent Labor Market

@article{Kunda2002WhyDC,
  title={Why Do Contractors Contract? The Experience of Highly Skilled Technical Professionals in a Contingent Labor Market},
  author={G. Kunda and S. Barley and James A. Evans},
  journal={Industrial & Labor Relations Review},
  year={2002},
  volume={55},
  pages={234 - 261}
}
This study examines 52 highly skilled technical contractors' explanations, in 1998, of why they entered the contingent labor force and how their subsequent experiences altered their viewpoint. The authors report three general implications of their examination of the little-studied high-skill side of contingent labor. First, current depictions of contingent work are inaccurate. For example, contrary to the pessimistic “employment relations” perspective, most of these interviewees found… Expand
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