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This article seeks to provide HRM professionals information and guidance that will assist them in understanding, evaluating, and applying current thinking regarding the new employment relationship. The focus of the article is a study that investigates the extent to which there is a consensus in the literature regarding the nature of the new employment relationship by systematically analyzing the content of relevant articles. The discussion incorporates empirical findings from other studies, notes differences between the articles found in scholarly publications versus those found in trade magazines, provides recommendations for HRM professionals, and suggests areas of future research.


Suggested Citation
Roehling, M., Cavanaugh, M., Moynihan, L. & Boswell, W. (1998). The nature of the new employment relationship(s): A content analysis of the practitioner and academic literatures (CAHRS Working Paper #98-18). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.
Published in Human Resource Management, 39, 305-320.