Jelena Zikic
York University
SociologyJob attitudePsychologyApplied psychologySocial psychology
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Publications 41
#1Maike Andresen (University of Bamberg)H-Index: 11
#2Eleni Apospori (OPA: Athens University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 10
Last. Jelena Zikic (York University)H-Index: 19
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#1Katja Wehrle (University of Giessen)H-Index: 1
#2Ute-Christine Klehe (University of Giessen)H-Index: 21
Last. Jelena Zikic (York University)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Trying to re-establish their lives in a host country, refugees face multiple integration barriers in relation to work and society. This study, derived from 31 semi-structured interviews with refugees residing in Germany, explores how these barriers also threaten refugees' fundamental identity needs for worth, distinctiveness, continuity, and control. Faced with such threats, refugees tried both to protect their previous identities and/or to restructure them to adjust to their new situat...
8 CitationsSource
#1Souha R. Ezzedeen (York University)H-Index: 9
#2Jelena Zikic (York University)H-Index: 19
In recent years, entrepreneurship has grown as an attractive career alternative, promoting much scholarly attention. Still, little is known about the work–life interface of entrepreneurs, in particular whether entrepreneurship enhances work–life balance or exacerbates conflict between domains. We base this study on boundary theory to explore how subjective perceptions of balance and boundary management might illuminate this contradiction. Indeed, entrepreneurial roles are unique in that they ent...
7 CitationsSource
#1Mary Dean Lee (Desautels Faculty of Management)H-Index: 15
#2Jelena Zikic (York University)H-Index: 19
Last. Leisa D. Sargent (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 17
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This qualitative study examines the patterns in human resource (HR) approaches to retirement across 24 organizations to explore innovative practices as well as gain understanding of the differences in how firms are dealing with major changes surrounding retirement and workforce demographics. Using organizational adaptation theory and carrying out a thorough analysis of in-depth interviews with HR managers, we identify three dimensions that differentiate organizations’ approaches to retirement: (...
4 CitationsSource
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how disadvantaged young adults construct a positive work-related identity in their transition from unemployment to employment, and what enables or constrains a successful transition. Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with 29 apprentices of a reemployment program (Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen). The qualitative data were complemented by data on participants’ reemployment status one year after the program ended. Fi...
1 CitationsSource
#1Jelena Zikic (York University)H-Index: 19
#2Julia Richardson (York University)H-Index: 18
This article examines the impact of large scale, ‘macro’ role transitions on professional identity. Drawing on in-depth interviews with two different groups of immigrant professionals, it theorizes how organizational outsiders with established professional identities respond to the institutional requirements and specifically to professional pre-entry scripts in their new host country. The study demonstrates how identity work evolves among each group as they navigate the permeable and impermeable...
18 CitationsSource
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to employ intelligent career theory to simultaneously explore the relationships between three types of entrepreneurial career capital (i.e. motivations, human, and social capital). It illustrates the interconnectedness of these three forms of capital as an important way to study entrepreneurial careers and provide a new lens for understanding both personal and venture success. Design/methodology/approach – This qualitative study of 22 in depth semi-structur...
3 CitationsSource
#1Yan Shen (UVic: University of Victoria)H-Index: 8
#2Barbara DemelH-Index: 3
Last. Jelena Zikic (York University)H-Index: 19
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This qualitative study examines perceived meanings of career success across 11 countries. The results show that people define career success in ways that enrich and illuminate the basic dichotomy of objective and subjective career success and establish their relative strengths across countries. Juxtaposing our data with human resource management (HRM) practices, we contribute to the universalist versus contextualist debate in HRM by adding the career management angle. We shed light on the relati...
19 CitationsSource
#2Ute-Christine KleheH-Index: 21
Last. Annelies E. M. Van VianenH-Index: 32
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The chapter discusses how career adaptability can be valuable in constructing sustainable careers. Still, the concept faces a number of challenges and unresolved issues. First, we address the conceptualization of career adaptability as a composite construct and argue in particular that the component of career exploration may be less beneficial but more problematic in terms of functioning and outcomes than previously assumed. Secondly, we propose additional dimensions and other influences on care...
6 CitationsSource
Skilled migrants (SMs) are an important source of labour force growth in today's knowledge economy in many parts of the world. Yet, management scholars have paid only scarce attention to understanding the potential strategic value of SMs' career capital and ways of attracting and integrating them into local organizations. This paper combines intelligent career theory and the resource-based view theory applied to diversity into a new and integrated framework defining ways that local employers may...
29 CitationsSource