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Author Huang, Xianbi
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Social Network ♦ Social Network Job Search ♦ Finding Niche ♦ Labour Market ♦ Derive Hypothesis ♦ Certain Sphere ♦ Hierarchy-communication Job ♦ Transitional China ♦ State-sector Job ♦ Quantitative Analysis ♦ Institutional Niche Framework ♦ Chinese General Social Survey ♦ Monopolistic-industry Job
Abstract This paper explores the role of social networks in the emerging labour market of transitional China. An “institutional niches ” framework is drawn on to derive hypotheses to explain why social networks remain powerful in certain spheres of the labour market but not in others. Data from the 2003 Chinese General Social Survey are employed for conducting quantitative analysis. The findings show that social networks are helpful for obtaining state-sector jobs, monopolistic-industry jobs, and hierarchy-communication jobs. Three accounts of the value of social networks are discussed. 1
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article