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Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : General management & organizational theory
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/214870
How can new players establish themselves in highly institutionalized labour markets? A Belgian case study in the area of project-based work
English
Xhauflair, Virginie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > Social Investment and Philanthropy >]
Huybrechts, Benjamin mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > Management en économie sociale >]
Pichault, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > Gestion des ressources humaines >]
2018
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Blackwell Publishing
56
2
370-394
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0007-1080
1467-8543
[en] project-based work ; LMI ; quasi-union
[en] How can new players seeking to serve nonstandard worker categories (such as project-based workers) establish themselves into labour markets that are highly institutionalized? This paper explores the case of SMart, a Belgian community-based labour market intermediary that successfully developed solutions to better represent the interests of project-based workers and secure their discontinuous careers. Using an organizational legitimacy approach, we find that labour market entry and growth involve different types of boundary-crossing when addressing the needs of workers that do not fit into established categories. However, to justify boundary-crossing, the new player must complement its pragmatic work on delivering new services and tools with conceptual (cognitive) and structural (moral) legitimation work.
Laboratoire d'Etudes sur les Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information, la Communication, l'Innovation et le Changement - LENTIC ; Centre d'Économie Sociale - CES
ARC-Understanding flexicurity
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/214870
10.1111/bjir.12281

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