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The New Careers
Individual Action and Economic Change



192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"'To career' used to mean to swerve wildly or to go swiftly. In this beautifully argued, richly documented, original, liberating work, Arthur, Inksen, and Pringle demonstrate that the new careers once more are about swift swerves, unexpected agency, and enacted opportunities and constraints. Readers will think about the future in ways they never imagined possible."

--Karl E. Weick, University of Michigan

The New Careers offers a major new approach to the concept of career and the relationship of the individual to the contemporary workplace. It shows that our traditional conceptions of careers are rooted in the stable conditions of the industrial state model, which has dominated the 20th century, and that new models, are now needed.

 
Careers, Employment and Economies in Transition
 
Exploring New Patterns of Career Behaviour
 
Enactment in Career Behaviour
 
Fresh Energy
Engaging with Unfamiliar Situations

 
 
Informed Direction
Pursuing Career Pathways

 
 
Seasoned Engagement
Rounding Out Career Experience

 
 
Turning Career Competences into Career Capital
 
Investing Career Capital in Social Institutions
 
The Enactment of Careers
From Present to Future

 

`This book points to careers as actions rather than structures, as means of learning rather than means of earning, and as boundaryless entities rather than constrained ones. It also points to the return of the career as a key concept in social analysis, but shows that in the light of new phenomena' - European Foundation for Mangement Development

`This book is a delightful and easy book to read.... This is an excellent book; a must for any careers adviser committed to continual professional development' - Careers Guidance Today

`Readers will think about the future in ways they never imagined possible. This is a good book. People need to get it in their hands to see how good it is'- Karl Weick, University of Michigan

`The book has considerable strength in that it is clearly argued, well-structured and amply illustrated with case material. Its attempt to explore the diversity of career experience within the population is refreshing. I would commend it to any student or practitioner interested in alternatives to the traditional frameworks of careers research' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling


". . .the book has considerable strength in that it is clearly argued, well-structured and amply illustrated with case material. . .I found it both accessible and engaging to read, and would commmend it  to any student or practitioner interested in alternatives to the traditional frameworks of careers research."

Zella King
Birkbeck College, University of London

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Michael Arthur

Michael Arthur is a professor of Management at Suffolk University in Botson MA. Professor Arthur is an originator and princuple advocate of the notion of 'boundary'less careers'. In 2007, Michael recieved the Academy of Management's Everett Hughes Award for lifetime achievement in the field of career studies More About Author

Kerr Inkson

Kerr Inkson is Professor of Management at the University of Otago, Visiting Professor of Management at Victoria University of Wellington, and Honorary Research Fellow at Massey University, all in New Zealand. He has a PhD from the University of Otago. Since commencing his academic work in the 1960s Kerr has had a distinguished career in management studies and organizational behavior, and has worked at a number of business schools in the New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Since the early 1990s his research has focused on careers, and he published The New Careers (co-authored by Michael B Arthur and Judith K Pringle) with Sage in 1999. Other... More About Author

Judith K Pringle

Dr. Judith Pringle is a Professor of Organisation Studies in the Management department in the AUT Faculty of Business and Law. Her specialist research interests lie in the areas of women, gender, diversity and careers. She currently teaches ‘Gender and Diversity in Organisations’ at postgraduate level. She is a co-investigator on the Marsden funded grant ‘Glamour and grind: New Creative Workers’, co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Workplace Diversity (2006) and The New Careers: Individual Action and Economic Change (1999). She published chapters in edited books and wide ranging articles in journals such as Gender Work and Organization,... More About Author

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