Internal Labour Markets in the Spanish Railway Company MZA 1882-1889

De Vinaspre, F.P.P. and Molinero, C.Mar (2008) Internal Labour Markets in the Spanish Railway Company MZA 1882-1889. Revista De Historia Economica, 26 (1). pp. 109-136. ISSN 0212-6109. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The possible existence of Internal Labour Markets (ILMs) in the Spanish railway company MZA at the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution is explored by means of non-linear Optimal Scaling techniques. The results show the presence of two characteristics of ILMs predicted by the theory: the existence of "ports of entry" for the employees of the company at low levels of qualification, and the presence of long-term labour relations. Thus, in common with recent studies on UK railway companies, we conclude that the company MZA operated some kind of ILM before the start of the 20(th) Century.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: transport economic history; internal labour markets; optimal scaling; categorical principal components; property-fitting
Subjects: D History General and Old World
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 11:23
Last Modified: 14 May 2010 11:23
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15027 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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