Career Frontiers: New Conceptions of Working Lives by Maury PeiperlCareer Frontiers: New Conceptions of Working Lives by Maury Peiperl

Career Frontiers: New Conceptions of Working Lives

EditorMaury Peiperl, Michael Arthur, Rob Goffee

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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The topic of careers has become both increasingly important and increasingly complex. Contemporary economies have bought about changes in the nature of careers, and uncertainty in the structure and longevity of firms and their ability to offer long-term employment. Corporate policy-makersstruggle with alternatives to traditional employment structures, while individuals struggle to decide whether and how they ought to become more independent of such structures, pursuing what some have called 'post-corporate' or 'boundaryless' careers. This volume is an integrated survey of some of the best current thinking and research on careers. Presented as a series of chapters by an international group of experts and knit together through themes and dialogues, it advances our understanding of the deeper meaning of changes in careers, and ofthe interrelationships and longer-term consequences of those changes.
Maury A. Peiperl is Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director of the Careers Research Initiative at the Centre for Organisational Research, London Business School. Michael B. Arthur is Professor of Management at the Sawyer School of Management, Suffolk University, Boston, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Orga...
Title:Career Frontiers: New Conceptions of Working LivesFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198296924

ISBN - 13:9780198296928


Table of Contents

Provisional Contents:1. Maury Peiperl and Michael Arthur: Topics for ConversationPart I: Career Theory: Where do we go from here?2. Hugh Gunz, Martin Evans, Mike Jalland: Boundaries in a 'Boundaryless' World3. Jose Luis Alvarez: Theories of Managerial Action and their Impact on the Conceptualization of Managerial Careers4. Nigel Nicholson: Motivation-Selection-Connection5. Richard E. Boyatzis and David Kolb: Performance, Learning, and Development as Modes of Growth and Adaptation throughout our Lives and Careers6. Polly Parker and Michael Arthur: Careers, Organizing, and CommunityPart II: Knowledge Workers: Professionals in the post-corporate age7. Tim Morris: Promotion Policies and Knowledge Bases in the Professional Service Firm8. Candace Jones and Benyamin Lichtenstein: Careers as Strategy in Professional Services9. Susan Eaton and Lotte Bailyn: Career as Life PathPart III: Work and Non-Work in Boundaryless Careers10. Judi Marshall: Examining Facets of Women Managers' Career Stories11. Jeanne Brett, Victoria Medvec, and Linda Stroh: The Overworked American Manager12. Maury Peiperl and Brittany Jones: Workaholics and Overworkers13. Lynda Gratton and Veronica Hope Hailey: Making the Rhetoric of New Careers a Reality for EmployeesPart IV: Careers and Cultures for a Global World of Work14. Miriam Erez: Career Development and the Cultural Context15. Loic Cadin, Anne-Francoise Bailly, and Veronique de Saint-Giniez: An Empirical Test of Boundaryless Careers in the French Context16. Toshihiro Kanai, Hiroshi Fujii, and Hiroya Hirakimoto: The Impacts of Mentorship upon Middle Managers' Psychological Empowerment and their Leadership Behaviour17. Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones: Culture, Community, and Career18. Maury Peiperl and Michael Arthur: The Conversations ContinueObservations and Trends (Conclusion)

Editorial Reviews

"For those responsible for careers advice and human resources development, this book provides a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of careers and career management in the new, uncertain, and flexible world of employment. A compelling mix of academic analysis and practitioner experience."Vicky Wright, Group Managing Director, Hay Group