Creativity in the face of both adversity and opportunity is the hallmark of career success. The premise of this book is that careers and creativity are broadly connected, both at the level of the individual and at the level of the larger institutions of work and society. Careers are both creative endeavours themselves, and introduce creativity into the wider employment system. By exploring models of creativity and career, and linking them with examples from a
diverse array of professions, countries, and industries, this volume provides an in-depth look at contemporary careers.
`Whether by choice or by chance, a growing proportion of the population in major countries no longer have job security or career paths within stable organizations. Career Creativity tackles all the latest issues stemming from this major shift: the rise of knowledge workers, the problem of achieving work/life balance, the mixed blessing of being free agents, and the power of those with talent in creative industries. The collective insights of leading
scholars map a new intellectual territory that also has practical implications for organizational and social policy.'
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, best-selling author of Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow
`This book is a fascinating and highly relevant collection . . . that brings career theory and practice into line with the rapidly changing world of work that we are all experiencing.'
Edgar H. Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management
`Creativity is both cause and effect of successful, effective, and meaningful careers - and even a way of viewing careers. The landscape of careers is changing. We need to think "outside the box" to be ready. This collection . . . explodes the box. Get ready for the future and read this book.'
Richard E. Boyatzis, Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
1: N. Anand, Maury Peiperl, and Michael Arthur: Introducing Career Creativity
Part I: Creative Careers Observed
2: Kerr Inkson: Thinking Creatively about Careers: The Use of Metaphor
3: Birgitta Södergren: Paths to Creativity for Knowledge-Intensive Workers
4: Hugh P. Gunz, Martin G. Evans, and R. Michael Jalland: Chalk Lines, Open Borders, Glass Walls, and Frontiers: Careers and Creativity
5: Michelle L. Buck, Mary Dean Lee, and Shelley M. MacDermid: Designing Creative Careers and Creative Lives through Reduced-Load Work Arrangements
Part II: Creative Careers Enacted
6: Gray Poehnell and Norman Amundson: CareerCraft: Engaging with, Energizing, and Empowering Career Creativity
7: Polly Parker: Creativity in Contract Workers' Careers
8: Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld: Career Resilience and the Mastery of Career Adversity
9: Douglas T. Hall, Guorong Zhu, and Aimin Yan: Career Creativity as Protean Identity
Part III: Careers in Creative Industries
10: José Luis Alvarez and Silviya Svejenova: Symbiotic Careers in Movie Making: Pedro and Agustin Almodovar
11: Candace Jones: Signaling Expertise: How Signals Shape Careers in Creative Industries
12: Ellen A. Ensher, Susan E. Murphy, and Sherry E. Sullivan: Boundaryless Careers in Entertainment: Executive Women's Experiences
Part IV: Careers Creating Industries
13: Richard A. Peterson and N. Anand: How Chaotic Careers Create Orderly Fields
14: Monica C. Higgins: Careers Creating Industries: Some Early Evidence from the Biotechnology Industry
15: Robert J. DeFillippi and Michael B. Arthur: Career Creativity to Industry Influence: A Bluepring for the Knowledge Economy?
16: Michael Arthur, Maury Peiperl, and N. Anand: Staying Creative about Careers
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.67