Handbook of Career Studies
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Handbook of Career Studies


© 2007 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Handbook of Career Studies brings together,  for the first time in a single work, a comprehensive scholarly treatment of the major topics within the growing field of career studies. Drawing on the expertise of leading international scholars in each area of career studies, editors Hugh Gunz and Maury Peiperl have assembled a consummate set of writings, defining the field with a breadth of coverage and integration of topics not found elsewhere. From a view of the history of the field and a map of its elements to a set of essays about the future of careers and work, this volume provides the most complete reference available on the role of work careers in individual lives, institutions, and industries.

Key Features

Offers a comprehensive history and structure of the field: Building on previous work done in the discipline, the editors and contributors take a fresh look at the origins and current structure of career studies.

Presents the most complete review of research available: An unparalleled set of prominent global contributors describes the state of work in their areas of expertise as well as offering a glimpse at future trends.

Extends subject area knowledge to other disciplines: By linking career studies to a wider set of disciplines through critical essays, this volume thoroughly explores future directions for career research, policy, and practice.

Includes an endorsement and critical comments on the state of the field: Edgar H. Schein, widely acknowledged as a seminal contributor to the modern field of career studies, provides a Foreword and a critical Afterword.

Intended Audience

This Handbook is an invaluable reference work for students, academics, and researchers in the areas of Careers, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, and Organization Studies as well as for human resource practitioners interested in the state of knowledge of the field.

Edgar H. Schein
Foreword: Career Research--Some Personal Perspectives
 
Preface
Hugh Gunz and Maury Peiperl
1. Introduction
 
Part I: The Historical Origins and Current Structure of the Careers Field
Celia Moore, Hugh Gunz, and Douglas T. Hall
2. Tracing the Historical Roots of Career Theory in Management and Organization Studies
Maury Peiperl and Hugh Gunz
3. Taxonomy of Career Studies
 
Part II: Main Currents in the Study of Career
Section 1: Careers and the Individual  
Timothy A. Judge and John D. Kammeyer-Mueller
4. Personality and Career Success
Mark L. Savickas
5. Occupational Choice
Jennifer M. Kidd
6. Career Counseling
Svetlana N. Khapova, Michael B. Arthur, and Celeste P. M. Wilderom
7. The Subjective Career in the Knowledge Economy
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus and Sharon Foley
8. The Intersection of Work and Family Lives
Daniel C. Feldman
9. Late-Career and Retirement Issues
Pushkala Prasad, Caroline D'Abate, and Anshuman Prasad
10. Organizational Challenges at the Periphery: Career Issues for the Socially Marginalized
Monique Valcour, Lotte Bailyn, and Maria Alejandra Quijada
11. Customized Careers
Section 2: Careers in Context  
Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Michael Meyer, and Johannes Steyrer
12. Contextual Issues in the Study of Careers
Dawn E. Chandler and Kathy E. Kram
13. Mentoring and Developmental Networks in the New Career Context
Herminia Ibarra and Prashant H. Deshpande
14. Networks and Identities: Reciprocal Influences on Career Processes and Outcomes
Sherry E. Sullivan and Madeline Crocitto
15. The Developmental Theories: A Critical Examination of Their Continuing Impact on Careers Research
David E. Guest and Jane Sturges
16. Living to Work--Working to Live: Conceptualizations of Careers Among Contemporary Workers
Peter Cappelli and Monika Hamori
17. The Institutions of Outside Hiring
Maury Peiperl and Karsten Jonsen
18. Global Careers
Section 3: Careers and Institutions  
Holly S. Slay and M. Susan Taylor
19. Career Systems and Psychological Contracts
Barbara S. Lawrence and Pamela S. Tolbert
20. Organizational Demography and Individual Careers: Structure, Norms, and Outcomes
Monica C. Higgins and James R. Dillon
21. Career Patterns and Organizational Performance
Candace Jones and Mary B. Dunn
22. Careers and Institutions: The Centrality of Careers to Organizational Studies
David C. Thomas and Kerr Inkson
23. Careers Across Cultures
Hugh Gunz, Maury Peiperl, and Daniel Tzabbar
24. Boundaries in the Study of Career
 
Part III: Synthesis
Silvia Bagdadli
25. Designing Career Systems: Are We Ready for It?
Yoav Vardi and Sharon H. Kim
26. Considering the Darker Side of Careers: Toward a More Balanced Perspective
Maria L. Kraimer and Scott E. Seibert
27. Continuity, Emergence, and Opportunities for Convergence
Richard E. Boyatzis
28. A Complexity Perspective on Intentional Change in Careers
C. Brooklyn Derr and Jon P. Briscoe
29. The Catalytic 1970s: Lessons for the 2000s
Philip H. Mirvis
30. Career Studies: Personal "Side Trips"
Wayne F. Cascio
31. Trends, Paradoxes, and Some Directions for Research in Career Studies
Audrey Collin
32. The Meanings of Career
Nigel Nicholson
33. Destiny, Drama, and Deliberation: Careers in the Coevolution of Lives and Societies
Edgar H. Schein
Afterword: Career Research--Some Issues and Dilemmas
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
Key features
  • Authoritative, comprehensive and unique coverage
  • Unparalleled set of expert contributors
  • Comprehensive history and structure of field - Takes a fresh look at the origins and current structure of the field, building on previous work done in the field
  • Critical essays by experts from careers and related fields, exploring future directions for careers research, policy and practice
  • Extends subject area knowledge by linking it to a wider set of disciplines and focusing squarely on the future, including that for practitioners
  • Foreword and Afterword by Ed Schein - Founder of the modern field of career studies introduces, endorses and provides critical comments on the state of the field

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