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Redefining the Boundaries? Making Sense of Career in Contemporary New Zealand:

Published on Apr 1, 2004in Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources0.89
· DOI :10.1177/1038411104039470
Sara Walton12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Otago),
Mary Mallon17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Massey University)
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This paper outlines the results from an exploratory research project into individual perceptions of career in the changing world of work. The aim was to understand how individuals were making sense of and enacting their career. Three organisations, which had all undergone significant change, were used to identify participants whose stories were generated either through qualitative surveys and interviews. From data analysis using the NUD•ist software program, six themes were generated illustrating patterns of ideas running through the data. These themes were then used to address the research aims of investigating current interpretations of career in New Zealand. Overall, it was found that contemporary workplace changes have impacted on career meaning and subjective interpretations of career have been externalised. These conclusions have practical implications for career practitioners, human resources managers and individuals in their own career planning.
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Published on Jul 26, 2001
Michael B. Arthur38
Estimated H-index: 38
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Denise M. Rousseau67
Estimated H-index: 67
Including contributions from leading scholars at Harvard Business School, Yale, and MIT's Sloan School of Management, this book explores the ways that careers have changed for workers as their firms reorganize to meet global competition. As firms re-engineer, downsize, enter into strategic alliances with other firms, and find other ways to reduce costs, they frequently lay off workers. Job security has been replaced by insecurity and workers have been forced to take charge of their own career de...
Published on Oct 1, 1999in California Management Review5.00
Sanford M. Jacoby18
Estimated H-index: 18
Despite corporate downsizing and the rise of Silicon Valley, career-type employment practices remain prevalent in the United States. Evidence to support this claim is drawn from a variety of data on employee tenure and mobility; job creation and job quality; employer responses to labor-market tightness; and benefit and pay structures. Yet while career jobs are not dead, employees today bear more risk, such as risk of job loss and of pay fluctuations. This is an important change. But it would be ...
Published on Oct 1, 1999in California Management Review5.00
Peter Cappelli37
Estimated H-index: 37
After almost two decades of restructuring and downsizing, the expectation of secure careers within corporations is a thing of the past, especially for managers. The defining feature of the new relationship is that all aspects of employment—careers, compensation, development—are now governed by the market, driven by management practices that have brought the competitive pressures of product markets inside the firm. These changes do not necessarily make jobs bad, although they do shift much of the...
Published on Jan 1, 1999
Michael B. Arthur38
Estimated H-index: 38
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Kerr Inkson23
Estimated H-index: 23
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Judith K. Pringle8
Estimated H-index: 8
Careers, Employment and Economies in Transition Exploring New Patterns of Career Behaviour Enactment in Career Behaviour Fresh Energy Engaging with Unfamiliar Situations Informed Direction Pursuing Career Pathways Seasoned Engagement Rounding Out Career Experience Turning Career Competences into Career Capital Investing Career Capital in Social Institutions The Enactment of Careers From Present to Future
Published on Jun 1, 1999in Work, Employment & Society2.36
Laurie Cohen25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Lboro: Loughborough University),
Mary Mallon17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Otago)
The focus of this paper is the transition of managers and professionals out of organisational employment into portfolio work. The interest in this individual transition is its resonance with wider debates about the changing nature of career. The demise of the traditional hierarchical career is widely predicted as is its replacement by a proliferation of more fluid and individual career choices, encompassed in the over-arching notion of the boundaryless career. The two studies on which this paper...
Published on Oct 1, 1998in Personnel Review1.36
Mary Mallon1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)
This paper explores the debate on emerging career forms, focusing on the notion of portfolio working. It comments that while the language used about careers is changing, there is a dearth of empirical studies about career trends. This study focuses in depth on a group of ex‐public sector managers who have left organisational employment for independent working. Drawing inductively on the interviews with them, the paper seeks to explore how they account for this move. It concludes that there is mo...
Published on Feb 1, 1998in Organization2.70
Valérie Fournier13
Estimated H-index: 13
This article illustrates the disciplinary effects of the `new career' discourse by contrasting the voices of two groups of graduates starting their careers in a large service sector organization. One group bought into the dominant `careering' discourse of the organization and adopted the `authorized' subject position of the entrepreneur; the other group resisted this discourse by drawing on a more militant register. The article explores the disciplinary effects of career in terms of the constitu...
Published on Jan 1, 1998
Richard Sennett26
Estimated H-index: 26
A pressure regulator in which the pressure is regulated as a function of electrical signals applied to an electromagnet. The armature of the electromagnet actuates a membrane which has one side subjected to the pressure to be regulated. Two passages have their connections controlled by the membrane which closes one of the two passages in operation. The armature is guided by an elastic element whereby substantially little friction is encountered.
Published on Nov 1, 1996in Academy of Management Perspectives3.86
Michael B. Arthur38
Estimated H-index: 38
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Denise M. Rousseau67
Estimated H-index: 67
The shift from circumscribed careers to boundarylessness confronts us with a problem outside our previous experience. No norms and few models exist to tell how to evaluate, plan, review, analyze, promote, or otherwise live out a boundaryless career. Change dominates over stability. But of all changes, the most fundamental are changes in assumptions about the way the world works, and what we mean by the terms we use.
Published on Oct 1, 1996in British Journal of Guidance & Counselling0.72
Audrey Collin15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Leicester),
A. G. Watts21
Estimated H-index: 21
Abstract The predominant understanding of career in the industrial era has focused on progression within hierarchical work organisations. With the move into a post-industrial era, the possibility of such careers is rapidly receding. The concept of career, however, has always been broader than this, and other aspects of it are now claiming increased attention. They focus more upon individual experiences in terms of development in learning and work throughout life. The role of career guidance in r...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Australian journal of career development
Michelle Gander3
Estimated H-index: 3
This article outlines a concurrent complementarity, mixed methods research design to explore the careers of university professional staff through the application of a contemporary career profile framework. Two hundred and twenty-six participants from Australia and the UK completed a multi-method questionnaire. Integration occurred at three points: the conceptualisation stage using a multi-method instrument; the experiential stage where the quantitative data results acted as a priori themes for t...
Ivana Katic1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Novi Sad),
Andrea Ivanisevic2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Novi Sad)
+ 1 AuthorsNenad Penezic1
Estimated H-index: 1
The aim of this study was to identify which employees’ sociodemographic characteristics and personality traits affected their career development. The research was conducted on a sample of 462 employees, aged between 30 and 55. The final analysis of covariance model included only characteristics which had previously been identified as having significant effect and relations with career development: gender, age, education level, years of work experience with the current employer, total years of wo...
Laura Gail Lunsford6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UNCW: University of North Carolina at Wilmington),
Vicki L. Baker12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Albion College),
Meghan J. Pifer4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Louisville)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand faculty mentoring experiences across career stages and the influence of mentoring relationship quality on job satisfaction. The study participants were faculty members from a consortium of liberal arts colleges in the USA. The theoretical lens draws from scholarship on career stages, developmental networks, and working alliances. Design/methodology/approach The analysis is based on a subset of 415 faculty member responses about mentoring from a ...
Published on Jan 1, 2018
This paper explores the relationship between the sense of self of members of the young generation and their chosen occupation, with the expectation that the young workforce, given their generational characteristics, would be seeking a better match between themselves and their job. The brief qualitative research conducted for this purpose asked university seniors to comment on themselves and their future vision of the work they would be doing. The findings revealed that the ideal conditions for s...
Published on Jan 1, 2018
Sue Mulhall2
Estimated H-index: 2
(DIT: Dublin Institute of Technology),
Mark Campbell (OU: Open University)
Published on Nov 13, 2017in Career Development International1.56
Amina Malik3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Parbudyal Singh17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Christopher Chan12
Estimated H-index: 12
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand how and under what conditions employees’ participation in high potential (HiPo) programs leads to various employee outcomes (i.e. affective commitment, job satisfaction, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs), and turnover intent). Design/methodology/approach Data were collected by a cross-sectional survey among 242 employees who had HiPo programs in their current organizations. Findings Findings provided support for the mediating role of c...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
Nonthalee Prontadavit (Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi), Sirilak Hanvatananukul
The study aims to investigate the policies pertaining to transferable skills in TVET and curriculum for VTE in Thailand. Secondary data collection method was employed by which the existing acts and policies on education, the relevant agencies and reports on transferrable skills were reviewed. Further, the Thailand’s Vocational Education Commissions’ curricula also analysed using content analysis method. The findings of the study revealed that, even though notable initiatives and reforms taken at...
Published on Aug 8, 2016in Career Development International1.56
Lisa Kuron5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Linda Schweitzer15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 1 AuthorsEddy S. Ng17
Estimated H-index: 17
Purpose This study investigates the relationship between “new career” profiles (Briscoe and Hall, 2006) and two sets of career factors: agency (i.e. career commitment, self-efficacy, and work locus of control), and career attitudes (i.e. salience and satisfaction). Thus, the purpose of this paper is to understand whether career profiles are a valuable way to understand careers in the modern career era, and if so, which profiles exist, and what differences exist across the profiles. Design/method...
Published on Feb 17, 2016in Journal of Education and Work
Sue Mulhall2
Estimated H-index: 2
(DIT: Dublin Institute of Technology)
This study narrates the role of education/training in the career success stories of twelve women on an Irish active labour market programme, Community Employment (CE). All from lower socio-economic groups, having early school-leaving backgrounds, and, prior to CE, were longterm unemployed. CE enhances the employability of the long-term unemployed by offering job opportunities and providing education/training. Using narrative inquiry, it understands how the women (re)construct their interpretatio...
Published on Dec 1, 2015
Flaviana Andrade de Pádua Carvalho (UFMG: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Valéria da Glória Pereira Brito2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFLA: Universidade Federal de Lavras)
+ 1 AuthorsAndré Luiz de Paiva1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UFLA: Universidade Federal de Lavras)
Apresentamos uma reflexao teorica acerca da analise de metaforas como recurso metodologico para a compreensao de carreiras. Mais especificamente, procuramos: 1. elucidar a nocao de metafora, destacando a sua relevância para a producao do conhecimento sobre a carreira; 2. evidenciar diferentes concepcoes metaforicas sob a perspectiva de multiplos autores; 3. apontar procedimentos metodologicos de emprego das metaforas como recurso de analise das carreiras. Por meio da analise de metaforas, eviden...
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