The Interplay of Boundaryless and Protean Careers: Combinations and Implications.

Published on Aug 1, 2006in Journal of Vocational Behavior3.39
· DOI :10.1016/j.jvb.2005.09.002
Jon P. Briscoe4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NIU: Northern Illinois University),
Douglas T. Hall57
Estimated H-index: 57
(BU: Boston University)
Abstract The boundaryless and protean career concepts are compared in this article. It is suggested that the theories can be more finely delineated to produce more effective theory and research. The boundaryless career concept is profiled according to Sullivan and Arthur’s (this issue) categories of psychological and physical boundarylessness. The protean career concept is discussed based upon the degree of self-directed and values driven career orientations a career actor demonstrates. We join these respective boundaryless and protean delineations to produce eight likely career profiles based upon combinations of the boundaryless and protean career orientations. These eight profiles are examined in terms of challenges to career actors and those who assist them in their career development.
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