ERIC Number: ED482332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of Globalization on Careers. Myths and Realities.
Brown, Bettina Lankard
Is the positive potential of globalization being realized? Are transnational careers becoming a reality? What effects are uncertainty and continuous change having on career development? There is evidence that a growing number of companies are exporting both blue- and white-collar jobs overseas, although some contend that it is new technologies that have reduced the demand for more workers by increasing productivity. Some believe that jobs in fields where the level of expertise is high will remain in the United States. Workers who have high levels of education and skill may be more able to reap career benefits from global integration than those with only high school education or less. Lifelong learning is touted as a key to employability. Globalization's effects may be seen in increasingly lateral career paths, work that is increasingly portfolio centered rather than position centered, and an increase in contingent and temporary employment. Besides educational attainment and occupational proficiency, employment in a globalized world will require understanding and appreciation of a wide variety of cultures and the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in teams and across cultures. (Contains 18 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Cross Cultural Training, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Globalization, International Trade, Job Skills, Lifelong Learning, Occupational Mobility, Overseas Employment, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Technological Advancement, Temporary Employment, Unemployment
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.