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dc.contributor.authorDobbin, Frank
dc.contributor.authorSutton, John R.
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, John W.
dc.contributor.authorScott, W. Richard
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-22T17:56:59Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationDobbin, Frank, John R. Sutton, John W. Meyer, and W. Richard Scott. 1993. Equal opportunity law and the construction of internal labor markets. American Journal of Sociology 99(2): 396-427. Reprinted in W.R. Scott and J.W. Meyer, eds., Institutional Environments and Organizations. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9602en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3310575
dc.description.abstractInternal labor markets have been explained with efficiency and control arguments; however, retrospective event-history data from 279 organizations suggest that federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law was the force behind the spread of formal promotion mechanisms after 1964. The findings highlight the way in which American public policy, with its broad outcome-oriented guidelines for organizations, stimulates managers to experiment with compliance mechanisms with an eye to judicial sanction. In response to EEO legislation and case law, personnel managers devised and diffused employment practices that treat all classes of workers as ambitious and achievement oriented in the process of formalizing and rationalizing promotion decisions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1086/230269en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~dobbin/cv/articles/1993_AJS_sutton.pdfen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleEqual Opportunity Law and the Construction of Internal Labor Marketsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Journal of Sociologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorDobbin, Frank
dc.date.available2009-09-22T17:56:59Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/230269*
dash.contributor.affiliatedDobbin, Frank


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