Inter-capital relations and the network organisation: Redefining the work and employment nexus

Damian Grimshaw*, Jill Rubery

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Abstract

The blurring of organisational boundaries associated with 'networks' of organisations suggests the need to reconsider how work and employment are shaped by shifting inter-capital relations. Traditional theories of the internalised employment relationship understate its inter-relationship with both the form of inter-capitalist competition and the type of inter-capitalist production relations. Also, existing theories of inter-organisational contracting do not adequately address how these are shaped by employment relations, both within and between organisations. An alternative approach provides a new perspective for considering forms of countervailing power to protect workers' interests in a capitalist system continuously shifting from integrated to non-integrated forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1051
Number of pages25
JournalCAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Competition
  • Contracting
  • Employment
  • Labour relations
  • Network organisation

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