From London to Los Angeles: a comparison of local labour market processes in the US and UK film industries

H. Blair, N. Culkin, K.R. Randle

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Abstract

Addressing the issue of the embeddedness of labour markets, this paper compares the processes of finding employment in the film industry within two local labour markets. Drawing on studies of freelance film crews in London (UK) and Los Angeles (US), the paper concludes that the importance of social networks in job mobility in both contexts is a consequence of common production structures. However, common labour market practice varies in each geographical space as industry processes and structures are mediated by local institutional contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-633
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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