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The Boundaryless Career

Author : Michael Bernard Arthur
ISBN : 0195149580
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explores the ways in which people's work careers are changing as the organizations in which they work are changing. The old concept of the firm as a a self-contained entity interacting mainly with its customers has been replaced by the reality of firms whose boundaries have given way to new alliances with suppliers, sometimes competitors, and other outside organizations, in ways that require a redefinition of what a firm can expect from lifetime employment.At the same time, the workers in these careers are interrupted by layoffs, or changed by new technologies, and over their work life will be expected to maintain a habit of continuous learning to remain in the work force.
Category: Business & Economics

The Boundaryless Career

Author : Michael B. Arthur
ISBN : 9780199762118
Genre : Business & Economics
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Organizational restructuring and global, hypercompetition have revolutionized careers and destroyed the traditional blueprint for advancement and career success. This book details the new forms work takes in the new organizational era where worker mobility has become critical to the well-being and learning of both people and firms. The Boundaryless Career approaches the new principle of the boundaryless career in five directions. The first section helps the reader explore the nature of boundaryless careers by highlighting some of their essential elements. The second section turns to competitive advantage and the role of workers' knowledge. The thirs section concentrates on the role of the social structure in the organizing of work. The fourth section turns to focus on how boundaryless careers affect personal development and growth. The fifth section addresses the demands boundaryless careers create for schools, communities, and other social institutions. Introductory and concluding chapters by the editors offer frameworks for conceptualizing careers now and in the future. The Boundaryless Career provides a conceptual map of new career and employment forms to the prospective benefit of people making career choices, companies re-crafting human resource practices, schools and universities re-considering their roles, and policy-makers concerned with regional or national competitiveness. It will be essential reading for scholars in a range of social science disciplines spanning themes of economics, management, education, organizational behavior, and the psychology and sociology of work. It will also appeal broadly to free thinkers interested in the changing nature of careers and employment as both people and firms tackle the realities of increasingly open markets and global competition.
Category: Business & Economics

The Boundaryless Career At 20 Where Do We Stand And Where Can We Go

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ISBN : OCLC:1014426516
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TitleAbstract/titlePurpose– The purpose of this paper is to reflect on a broad body of work that responds to the boundaryless career concept, first introduced in 1993, and to anticipate new theory-building and research.Design/methodology/approach– Covers the origination of the concept, its meaning and definition, the underlying influence of an earlier group of careers scholars from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the importance of an interdisciplinary perspective.Findings– Identifies three categories of activity – involving internal debates, fresh theoretical contributions, and new collaborative opportunities – that have occurred citing boundaryless career scholarship.Research limitations/implications– Suggests how scholars can build on the legacy of both organizational and boundaryless careers research in their future work.Originality/value– Links between foundational MIT work on careers, boundaryless careers and current debates to suggests future research directions.
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Boundaryless Career Implications For Individual And Organisational Learning

Author : Benjamin Toric
ISBN : 9783640130467
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Scholarly Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, grade: Disctinction, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: ABSTRACT As companies seamlessly move across the globe in search of talent and resources, so to are highly skilled individuals taking up this opportunity to choose a job which best meets their goals and expectations. People are making more frequent job moves than in the past, in their pursuit of boundaryless careers. This unpredictable, non-linear career creates opportunities as well as problems for both individuals and organisations. In particular, it affects both individual and organisational learning, and, since knowledge is power, it affects the prosperity of both. Both individuals and companies need to ensure that boundaryless careers do not adversely affect learning at the person and organisational level. At the person level, lack of learning has clear implications for future employability. At the organisation level, lack of learning will adversely affect long-term (and in today's fast-changing world, even short-term) company performance. Employees are left with little choice but to learn continuously and to expand their networks to maintain employability. Organisations, on the other hand, are left with little choice but to provide interesting and meaningful work, as well as broad management support, that enhances individual's skills and develops and sustains careers. 1. Introduction Globalisation and technological advances are bringing new opportunities as well as challenges to both individuals and organisations. As companies seamlessly move across the globe in search of talent and resources, so to are highly skilled individuals taking up this opportunity to choose a job which best meets their goals and expectations. Evidently, both men and women are making more frequent job moves than in the past (Ackah and Heaton, 2004) keenly, perhaps, na
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Career Anchor Associations And The Boundaryless Career

Author : Jonathan Darryl Peterson
ISBN : OCLC:1147875288
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Careers that were once conceptualized as life-long linear paths with frequent upward mobility within one organization have increasingly given way to new models of how careers unfold. The organizational rhetoric since the late 1980's has progressively changed from offering long-term and life-long employment, to clear messages concerning the imperative of individual career responsibility for one's progression and development (Bolton & Gold, 1994; Baruch, 2006). In addition, generational differences and technological advances have greatly changed the face of the work place, easily allowing the crossing of borders and the necessity to deal with cultural differences (Crepeau et. al., 2006). To understand how contemporary workers navigate in their careers, we mobilized two main career concepts. First, we used the theory of career anchors developed Schein (1978), which gave rise to wider understanding of both individual differences and organizational culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Schein postulated that individuals develop a career “self-concept” which becomes an “anchor”, stabilizing and directing individual career decision-making. A re-conceptualization of his work by Feldman & Bolino (1996) postulated that career anchors could be associated with each other, proposing a model of compatibility or opposition in the relationships between the eight career anchors of Schein. Second, we used the boundaryless career concept, which suggested a change from the traditional career ideal of one single employer for the entirety of one's professional life (Arthur & Rousseau, 1996; Sullivan & Arthur, 2006).
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The New Careers

Author : Michael Arthur
ISBN : 0761959327
Genre : Business & Economics
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`To career used to mean to swerve wildly or to go swiftly. In this beautifully argued, richly documented, original, liberating work, Arthur, Inksen, and Pringle demonstrate that the new careers once more are about swift swerves, unexpected agency, and enacted opportunities and constraints. Readers will think about the future in ways they never imagined possible. This is a good book. People need to get it in their hands to see how good it is'- Karl Weick, University of Michigan The New Careers offers a major new approach to the concept of career and the relation of the individual to the contemporary workplace. It shows that our traditional conceptions of careers are rooted in the stable conditions of the Indus
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Boundaryless Careers And Occupational Wellbeing

Author : M. Cortini
ISBN : 9780230281851
Genre : Business & Economics
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The relationship between the so called boundaryless careers and the occupational wellbeing is a fascinating issue. The themes of boundaryless and protean careers are noteworthy if we consider the challenges posed by a transition to more temporary employment arrangements from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy we are facing today. The book is enriched by empirical data analysis and case studies, which on one hand allow an in-depth view of the relation between new careers and wellbeing for specialists and, on the other one, become a fertile benchmark for professionals to look at. The novelty is represented by the effort of giving such construct an interdisciplinary approach, moving from law to organizational psychology, to economy, and to occupational health.
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The Future Of Career

Author : Audrey Collin
ISBN : 052164965X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The fragmented nature of modern working life is leading to fundamental changes in our understanding of the term 'career'. Few people now expect to have a lifetime of continuous employment, regardless of their qualifications or the sector they work in. This book presents a kaleidoscopic view of the concept of career, reviewing its past and considering its future. International specialists in psychology, sociology, counselling, education and human resource management offer a multi-layered examination of career theories and practice, identifying the major changes taking place in the world of work that are challenging and extending the meaning of the word career. The overall aim is to redefine it in ways that are relevant to the newly emerging network society of the 21st century. The chapters are wide-ranging, exploring topics such as the changing contexts of career, individual career experiences, women's careers, multicultural issues, and implications for practice and policy-making.
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Mba Program Enrolment As A Catalyst For Boundaryless Career Goals Part Two

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TitleAbstract/titlePurpose– Further investigation of the thoughts and attitudes contributing to the voluntary pursuit of an MBA degree and career change is necessary to better understand career motivations and to satisfy career goals. The purpose of this two-part paper is to achieve this objective.Design/methodology/approach– Factors contributing to the cognitive decision to enroll in an MBA program and the subsequent impact of self-discovery gained upon program entry on career strategy were explored using a 32-question survey based on empirical research findings.Findings– Part-time and full-time MBA students exhibited differences in decision criteria applied for MBA program entry. Following program enrollment, opportunities for career growth led to upward goal revision and increasingly focussed goals.Research limitations/implications– Participation was potentially limited by survey distribution during a demanding academic period where many project reports and group presentations were due. A single MBA program in the downtown Montreal area may not be representative all programs in the population.Practical implications– Anchoring individual career identity and social identity has become increasingly complex as employers in many industries undergo continuous transformational change.Social implications– Integration within the work environment of identified career roles requires additional attention to validate an individual's strategic career efforts.Originality/value– Surveying MBA candidates about career decisions and goal-revision allows for a valuable “snapshot” of career evolution over time. By promoting increased self-awareness, applied knowledge gained through MBA program activities acts as a catalyst for self-efficacy beliefs which results in upward distal goal-revision or increased goal focus.
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Career Design In Agile Organizations

Author : Nadine Butzhammer
ISBN : 9783346147639
Genre : Business & Economics
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Master's Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1.0, University of Innsbruck, language: English, abstract: In 1946, Einstein had already taught us that “a new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move towards higher levels“. In times when markets are highly competitive and shaken by ongoing disruptions, the environment hosts a flood of information and thus becomes more complex. Internally, employees exert pressure with their requests for New Work approaches. Therefore, organizations need to apply a new way of thinking, as Einstein labels it, in order to survive in the predominant VUCA-world. Many organizations see agility as a panacea and thus, the term is currently on everyone’s lips in the business world. New working conditions associated with agility, such as self-organization instead of managerial commands, constantly changing tasks instead of strictly imposed job descriptions and interdisciplinary networks instead of hierarchically structured job families, raise the question of how employees can pursue a career in such an organizational frame. Especially interesting in this context is the appearance of career steps as hierarchical levels increasingly disappear and employees have more decision-making power than their managers due to the new structures. Also the stakeholders regulating the career advancement of individual organizational members are of particular interest as agile organizations follow a servant leadership approach and contain only highly reduced Human Resouces (HR) functions. This thesis aims to examine the research question of how career design is interpreted in agile organizations. With regard to career research, new career models and attitudes appear in academic literature, such as the boundaryless and self-directed protean career, but so far no empirical studies have been carried out to show whether these are particularly prevalent in agile organizations. This thesis puts the topic center stage and aims to qualitatively examine and explore career design in agile organizations and to discuss it against the background of literary identified career design factors. For this purpose 19 representatives of agile organizations as well as consultants were interviewed. The empirical study revealed interesting insights especially concerning the relevance of jobtitles, the subjective notion of career steps as well as the role of the works council in agile organizations. Also a pattern regarding the involvement of peer regulation in different sections of the career process could be derived.
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Managing The New Careerists

Author : Clyde Brooklyn Derr
ISBN : 0875896774
Genre : Personnel management
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Examines 5 career orientations of employees to increase productivity, minimize politics and reduce employee turnover. This book illustrates that the widely held assumption that people have the same career goal is not true. The book identifies 5 distinct career orientations among today's employees: getting ahead, getting secure, getting free, getting high and getting balanced and spells out exactly how to effectively manage each type of employee to provide the most value to the organization.
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Career Counseling Models For Diverse Populations

Author : Roberto Cortez Gonzalez
ISBN : PSU:000043854769
Genre : Business & Economics
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This breakthrough book helps readers see how career development is an important aspect of individual, group, and family therapy, especially today, with the fundamental changes in family relationships that have taken place as a result of the ever-growing diversity of today's working population. Unique in its coverage of diverse settings, the book is organized by age. Each model has been used with the specific age population under consideration. Each chapter is written to be put to direct use in a particular setting where career counseling can be incorporated as part of the service or education being offered. (Contributors have developed or have extensively used each suggested intervention.)
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Understanding And Managing Organizational Behavior

Author : Jennifer M. George
ISBN : CORNELL:31924100202674
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book makes an authoritative and practical introduction to organizational behavior. It contains leading-edge coverage of topics and issues combined with a wealth of learning tools that help readers experience Organizational Behavior and guide them to becoming better managers. Chapter topics discuss individual differences: personality, ability, and job performance; work values, attitudes, moods, and emotions; perception, attribution, and the management of diversity; learning and creativity at work; pay, careers, and changing employment relationships; managing stress and work-life linkages; leadership; power, politics, conflict, and negotiation; communication flows and information technology; organizational culture and ethical behavior; and organizational change and development . For business professionals preparing for a career in management.
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