The social construction of market relationships in the British temporary work industry

Conference paper


Bignoux, S. 2014. The social construction of market relationships in the British temporary work industry. BAM2014: British Academy of Management Conference: The Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development. Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland 09 - 11 Sep 2014
TypeConference paper
TitleThe social construction of market relationships in the British temporary work industry
AuthorsBignoux, S.
Abstract

Inter-firm relationships between temporary work agencies and clients have recently been under academic scrutiny due to the problems associated with their construction and governance. The problems centre on imbalances of power within the supply chain. Clients are now imposing new forms of contracting on agencies that appear on the surface to advantage agencies but in reality advantage clients. Using a socio-constructionist lens, the article theorises that small to medium sized agencies can alter market forces using outcome, cultural and normative controls and competence trust. The aim of the control attempt is to improve agency performance. The article theorises that market forces are malleable to the actions of weak small to medium sized firms. These conceptual findings are encapsulated in a testable model for future researchers.

ConferenceBAM2014: British Academy of Management Conference: The Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development
Publication dates
Print11 Sep 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Jul 2018
Accepted16 Apr 2014
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

Authors of papers submitted to, and presented at, the Conference retain the rights to their individual paper. The full text is reproduced in this repository with permission of British Academy of Management.

LanguageEnglish
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