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Towards an alternative conception of job search theory and policy: information as an indeterminate process

Abstract:

The theoretical heritage of job-search models is reconsidered, with a stress on their roots in neoclassical equilibrium theory. A different conception of the 'imperfect' information problem is proposed, namely what is called 'indeterminate' information. Competing economic and geographical models of job search are reviewed and the logic of indeterminate information applied. A research agenda is introduced, which highlights the role that contracts play in allocating the costs of indeterminate i...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1068/a180803

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Transformations: Economy, Society and Place
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Pion Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Environment and Planning A Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
6
Pages:
803-825
Publication date:
1986-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-3409
ISSN:
0308-518X
URN:
uuid:22cb641e-40da-482c-874f-b3c138636005
Local pid:
ora:1970
Language:
English
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