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ERIC Number: EJ1004089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1362-0436
Careers in Academe: The Academic Labour Market as an Eco-System
Baruch, Yehuda
Career Development International, v18 n2 p196-210 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the contrast between stable and dynamic labour markets in academe in light of career theories that were originally developed for business environments. Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual design, offering the eco-system as a framework. Findings: It evaluates their relevance and applicability to dynamic and global academic labour markets using the emerging novel eco-system theory. Lessons are drawn for individual scholars employed in the higher education sector as well as to institutions. Practical implications: The paper suggests practical indications for people-management within academe. It integrates human capital theory, psychological-contract concepts and career perspectives about people-management with practical career advice for the sector. Originality/value: The paper offers a conceptual framework to better understand labour markets, in particular academic labour markets, using eco-system as a strong explanatory power.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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