A framework for the analysis of atypical labour market: some reflections
and research experiences The paper looks at the development of new forms of employment (or atypical
jobs) in Italy, in particular at the case of Collaborators. Since with this kind of form of employment the institutional regulation is nearly absent, Collaborators and employers move in a situation of uncertainty, in which there is the possibility of opportunism from both the sides of market. So, the hypothesis is that the
problematic aspects of this form of atypical job are solved through social mechanisms as reputations, closure of networks. The paper explores these mechanisms.