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Employment as a Relational Contract
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The pressures facing public-service organizations in many countries have encouraged a growing interest among policy makers and practitioners in the ways public-service employees are managed. As constraints on available resources confront calls for higher-quality services, the attitudes, skills, and behaviors of public servants have assumed increasing importance as a means of ensuring higher levels of organizational performance. This importance derives not least from the fact that many such services--for instance, in the fields of education, health care, and social care--take the form of personal services delivered directly by ...
… “You’re fired!” Most American workers hearing these words have no legal recourse under traditional employment law. … A career–employment relationship faces two types of opportunism: opportunistic firings by an unfettered employer and shirking by employees with job security. … Inside productivity is above outside productivity at all stages, even before much training, to emphasize the efficiency–wage story that harder work results in greater productivity throughout. … Such a firing clearly violates the good–faith notion that an ... Read More