Labor Risk Attributes in the Green Industry: Business Owners' and Managers' Perspectives

Managers of greenhouses, nurseries, and landscape contractors participated in five focus group discussions on labor-related risks. Managers conceptualize labor risks along the human resource management process: (1) recruitment and selection, (2) training and development, (3) performance evaluation and discipline, (4) careers and relationships, and (5) compensation packages. In addition, they identified (6) immigrant employees and (7) labor laws and regulations as sources of risk. They recognized a large number of risk-increasing attributes, but also a number of mediating strategies to reduce these risks.


Issue Date:
2004-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43472
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 36, Number 3
Page range:
731-745
Total Pages:
15
JEL Codes:
B41; B49; M12; Q12




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