Recruitment and promotion: the role of social ties in publishing
This thesis is an in-depth study of the labour market in the UK publishing sector. The aim is to study the role of social ties in publishing in external recruitment and internal promotion. Conventional sociological studies on social ties and labour market outcomes either neglect the perspective of the recruiter and the referrer or fail to explore the mechanisms by which social ties bring about labour market outcomes. This thesis fills these gaps.
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- Lau, Pui Yan Flora
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- Pages 1, 179-189 and 301-302 of this thesis have been published as by Common Ground Publising as: Lau, P. Y. (2009). 'Sociology of publishing: the role of social ties in publishing', The International Journal of the Book 6(3), 105-112. Please contact Common Ground Publishing if you wish to reproduce these pages of the thesis.