30 years on - what have we learned about careers?

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dc.contributor.author Adamson, Stephen -
dc.contributor.author Doherty, Noeleen -
dc.contributor.author Viney, C. -
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T23:18:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T23:18:59Z
dc.date.issued 1996-01-01T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.isbn 1859050891 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/1153
dc.description.abstract In everyday conversation, the term ‘career’ is generally understood to refer to the sequence of work-related experiences an individual has over the course of their working lifetime. For many people, a ‘career’ is distinct from a job’, since it also conjures up images of steady, even logical, progression up organisational hierarchies. It is not simply about what one does for a living, but about what an individual has done, does now, and might do in the future; the notion of career therefore embraces the dimension of time. In the light of widespread organisational restructuring and economic uncertainty since the late eighties, many of the taken for granted assumptions which have underpinned traditional notions of career, and in particular the organisational career, no longer seem valid. Both individuals and organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to conceptualise the idea of a logical ( long term) sequence of work-related experiences; there is no longer a clear and mutual understanding of what the career means to both individuals and organisations. This paper argues that both individuals and organisations can meaningfully redefine the notion of career by reconsidering its broader theoretical unde en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK en_UK
dc.title 30 years on - what have we learned about careers? en_UK
dc.type Working paper en_UK

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