International Journal of Business and Economics

International Journal of Business and Economics
Volume 22, No. 3

December, 2023
Networking and Perceived Employability as a Buffer for Job Insecurity: A Qualitative Approach
Priyanka Vincent
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Dr Murale Venugopalan
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
The role of social networks is prevalent in everyday life, but it is intriguing that the organizational behavior researcher’s interest in the subject remains scant and primarily concentrates on social network management. This study demonstrates the role of strong and weak ties in improving perceived employability and reducing the risk associated with job insecurity(J.I.). We have taken a qualitative approach to the inquiry and adopted a snowball sampling approach to recruit respondents. Our study’s research sample consisted of 18 adults who had experienced a layoff or similar insecure situation in their careers. Content analysis was carried out to identify the themes. Our work is deeply rooted in social capital theory, and we have come out with an indirect archetypal that propounds that access to resources can act as a mechanism that links networking and perceived employability.
Keywords:Social Networking, Strong and Weak Ties, Perceived Employability, Job Insecurity,  Social Capital Theory
JEL Classifications:J24, J28, J64, J81, M53, M54