Tenure and employment contracts: an empirical investigation

Battu, H., McMaster, R. and White, M.J. (2002) Tenure and employment contracts: an empirical investigation. Journal of Economic Studies, 29(2), pp. 131-149. (doi: 10.1108/01443580210420790)

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This paper exploits a unique data set to explore the importance of key contractual characteristics on the duration of employment tenure. The paper recognises the insights of the human capital and job-matching approaches in informing discussion on employment tenure. Nevertheless, this paper argues that features of the contractual arrangements between employer and employee have been under-emphasised. The paper demonstrates that key features of contracts such as job security develop simultaneously with tenure. A clear lock-in effect is observed in the results.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMaster, Professor Robert
Authors: Battu, H., McMaster, R., and White, M.J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Journal of Economic Studies
ISSN (Online):1758-7387

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