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Working in Silicon Valley: Economic and Legal Analysis of a High-velocity Labor Market
     

Working in Silicon Valley: Economic and Legal Analysis of a High-velocity Labor Market

by Alan Hyde
 
Writing for both legal and economics scholars, Hyde (Rutgers U. School of Law) analyzes the structure and dynamics of the high technology labor market, characterized by high mobility. He argues that the flexibility of the labor market leads to high degree of knowledge diffusion in the high-tech industry. This knowledge spillover is crucial to technological advance,

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Writing for both legal and economics scholars, Hyde (Rutgers U. School of Law) analyzes the structure and dynamics of the high technology labor market, characterized by high mobility. He argues that the flexibility of the labor market leads to high degree of knowledge diffusion in the high-tech industry. This knowledge spillover is crucial to technological advance, but law has failed to account for it and is still thinking of information as a "trade secret." Further, by studying the "high-velocity" labor market, aspects of labor, intellectual property, and immigration law can be reanalyzed and reformed. He suggests that much of law and economics be refashioned in line with flexibility, risk, and entrepreneurship, but cautions that a bigger safety net and more protections for market losers might be necessary. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765607515
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Series:
Issues in Work and Human Resources Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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