Mari Kira
University of Michigan
Publications 46
#1Mari Kira (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 14
#2Katja WehrleH-Index: 1
Last.Evgenia I. LysovaH-Index: 3
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#1Katja Wehrle (University of Giessen)H-Index: 1
#2Mari Kira (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 14
Last.Ute-Christine Klehe (University of Giessen)H-Index: 21
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Abstract This qualitative study, derived from 36 interviews with refugees in Germany, contributes to the literature on career construction theory by exploring career adaptation in the context of forced migration. We focus on the complexity of refugees' adaptive coping responses and study how refugees resort to and develop these adaptive responses in the host country. Our findings highlight the strong influence of context on refugees' ability to adapt their careers, suggesting that problems in ca...
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#1Ute-Christine Klehe (University of Giessen)H-Index: 21
#2Irene E. De Pater (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 16
Last.Mari Kira (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 14
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Older workers are often shielded from job loss by high tenure, yet are struck particularly harshly when seeking reemployment after job loss. This article combines earlier research on coping with job loss and job search with insights on employability for older workers. We outline the situation of older workers, highlighting their vulnerability to possible job-loss and to stereotypes that may lower their perceived employability. Then we outline how this may place older workers in precarious situat...
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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...
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#1Hanna Toiviainen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 2
#2Mari Kira (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 14
ABSTRACTIn interprofessional service networks, employees cross professional boundaries to collaborate with colleagues and clients with expertise and values different from their own. It can be a struggle to adopt shared work practices and deal with “multivoicedness.” At the same time, networks allow members to engage in meaningful service provision, gain a broader understanding of the service provided, and obtain social support. Intertwined network struggles and resource gains have received limit...
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#1Mari Kira (University of Giessen)H-Index: 14
#2Ute-Christine Klehe (University of Giessen)H-Index: 21
Abstract Job loss and job search are traumatic experiences for mature-aged workers, also because of the threats that these experiences entail to workers' self-concepts and identities. We investigate how job loss threatens such self-definitions, how mature-aged workers cope with self-definition threats, and whether coping can be conducive to psychological growth. We conducted an integrative literature review on extant studies and organized their findings with the help of theories on self-concept ...
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#1Mari Kira (Aalto University)H-Index: 14
#2David B. Balkin (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 34
Abstract Interactions between work and identities are an important topic as a result of their influence on both employees' well-being and organizational performance. However, there is a lack of theorizing that comprehensively charts the processes and outcomes of work and identity interactions. In this paper, we formulate an integrated conceptual model of interactions between work and identities, employee reactions to them, and subsequent outcomes. In our model, we bring together well-known and u...
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#1Mari Kira (Aalto University)H-Index: 14
#2Svante Lifvergren (Chalmers University of Technology)H-Index: 8
The aim of this chapter is to suggest some ways in which the promotion of social and human sustainability at work may contribute positively to a work system’s ecological and economic sustainability. We also explore conceptual and practical ways to encourage the sustainability of social and human resources in contemporary working life. Throughout the chapter, we exemplify our arguments with case illustrations from the Skaraborg Hospital Group in Sweden. We discuss how the unwavering goals of prot...
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#1L. SeppänenH-Index: 4
#2Heli HeikkiläH-Index: 2
Last.Arja Ala-LaurinahoH-Index: 2
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#1Mari Kira (Aalto University)H-Index: 14
#2Frans M. van Eijnatten (TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology)H-Index: 12
This is our third Research Note belonging to an ongoing debate in Systems Research and Behavioral Science about socially sustainable work organisations and systems approaches in their creation. In the Research Note, we provide a history of the debate and summarise some of its key points