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Knowledge CapitalismBusiness, Work, and Learning in the New Economy$
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Alan Burton-Jones

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296225

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296225.001.0001

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From Jobs to Careers

From Jobs to Careers

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(p.72) (p.73) Chapter 4 From Jobs to Careers
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Knowledge Capitalism
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Alan Burton-Jones

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296225.003.0004

Flexihire is one of the four major sources of knowledge supply outside the firm. Flexihire serves as a starting point for exploring external knowledge supply markets. Also, this marks the first step away from traditional employment arrangements and increasing the variety of work arrangements. A firm's use of flexihire is linked to the need for the firm to have access to individuals who have firm-specific and task-specific knowledge of the firm's process. However, as knowledge specificity reduces, the need of firms for flexihire workers diminishes. This chapter provides an analysis of trends in flexihire arrangements and a discussion regarding the implications of these trends for management, the workers, the government, and other stakeholders of the firm.

Keywords:   flexihire, knowledge, external, work arrangements, firm-specific, task-specific

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