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ERIC Number: EJ809114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1362-0436
The Relationship between Employees' Inter-Organizational Career Orientation and Their Career Strategies
Yamamoto, Hiroshi
Career Development International, v11 n3 p243-264 2006
Purpose: The present study has two purposes. One is to investigate the relationship between an Inter-Organizational Career Orientation (IOCO) of employees and their career strategies. The second is to investigate the effects of the career attitudes that an IOCO has on employee career strategies. Design/methodology/approach: The facts and conclusions presented in this paper were obtained from a study of 365 employees from 16 companies. A multiple regression analysis was adopted for testing hypotheses. Findings: With regard to the first objective, it was determined that IOCO has a positive effect on inter-organizational career strategies (career exploration) and a negative one on organizational career strategies (self-nomination). With regard to the second objective, the moderating effects of career attitudes toward the relationships described as follows became clear: job involvement of employees with regard to the relationship between IOCO and creating career opportunities; job involvement of employees with regard to the relationship between IOCO and self-nomination; job involvement of employees with regard to the relationship between IOCO and career insight; and career goal commitment of employees with regard to the relationship between IOCO and challenging work behavior. Research limitations/implications: An analysis according to demographic factors and the implementation of longitudinal research are suggested as future research subjects. Originality/value: This paper showed that IOCO contributed not only to the rejection of organizational career strategies but also to that of organizational and inter-organizational career strategies. "Domain fit hypothesis" was verified in new organizational behavioral concepts between career orientation and a career strategy. (Contains 11 figures, 6 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan