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Handbook of Career Theory - Michael B. Arthur

Handbook of Career Theory

By: Michael B. Arthur (Editor), Douglas T. Hall (Editor), Barbara S. Lawrence (Editor)

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Published: 25th December 1989
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This cross-disciplinary text is designed to appeal to a diversity of social science scholars. The central focus is on new ways of viewing the career, or how working lives unfold over time. Fresh views from psychology, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, organization theory, economics, and political science are among those represented in the twenty-five chapter anthology. The design of the handbook in three parts--current approaches, new ideas, and future directions--is intended to engage the reader in the debate from which new and better career theories can be developed.

"The field of career development is of growing importance, both as an academic discipline and as an important component of heightened practitioner emphasis on human resource management. This handbook provides a much needed infusion of new thinking to the field, thereby benefiting both its theoretical foundations and providing some additional perspectives within which future career practice can flourish." Choice "...comprehensive and sweeping in its coverage of progress in the field." Barry Schlosser, The Independent Practitioner

List of contributors
Preface
Current Approaches to the Study of Careers: Introduction to Part I
Generating new directions in career theroy: the case for a transdisciplinary approach
Trait-factor theories: traditional cornerstone of career theory
Careers, identities, and institutions: the legacy of the Chicago School of Sociology
The utility of adult development theory in understanding career adjustment process
Developmental views of careers in organizations
Exploring women's development: implications for career theory, practice, and research
The influence of race on career dynamics: theory and research on minority career experiences
Asynchronism in dual-career and family linkages
Transitions, work histories, and careers
Career system profiles and strategic staffing
New Ideas for the Study of Careers: Introduction to Part II
People as sculptors versus sculpture: the roles of personality and personal control in organizations
Work, stress, and careers: a preventive approach to maintaining organizational health
Re-visioning career concepts: a feminist invitation
Reciprocity at work: the separate, yet inseparable possibilities for individual and organizational development
Career improvisation in self-designing organizations
Organization career systems and employee misperceptions
Blue-collar careers: meaning and choice in a world of constraints
A political perspective on careers: interests, networks, and environments
Rites of passage in work careers
Pin stripes, power ties, and personal relationships: the economics of career strategy
Rhetoric in bureaucratic careers: managing the meaning of management success
The internal and external career: a theoretical and cross-cultural perspective
Future Directions for the Development of Career Theory: Introduction to Part III
Understanding individual experience at work: comments on the theory and practice of careers
Propositions linking organizations and careers
Careers and the wealth of nations: a macro-perspective on the structure and implications of career forms
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521389440
ISBN-10: 0521389445
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 25th December 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.19  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.77