The Role of Reference Groups and Network Position in the Timing of Employment Service Adoption

Jokisaari, Markku; Vuori, Jukka
January 2010
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2010, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p137
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the role of the institutional environment and organizational networks in the adoption of the behavioral changes in Finland. The job search training program was used to analyze the behavior of collaborative organizations on their ability to adopt to employment changes. The increase on job search training program was implemented due to the labor policy reform in 1998 and unemployment issue. Moreover, an analysis on the relevance of the institutional theory is given to be able to determine the capability of organizational leaders to adjust to employment policy.


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