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ERIC Number: EJ863569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Career Behavior in the Knowledge Economy: Experiences and Perceptions of Career Mobility among Management and IT Consultants in the UK and the USA
Donnelly, Rory
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v75 n3 p319-328 Dec 2009
The traditional lifelong organizational career model no longer remains relevant for many workers, particularly those active in the knowledge economy. Instead these workers are claimed to pursue boundaryless and protean careers. This paper explores management and IT consultants' experiences and perceptions of career mobility in the UK and the USA. The findings from this multi-level study reveal that the permeation of organizational boundaries among these workers is characterized by a somewhat segmented spectrum of boundary-crossing behavior. The exploration of this form of career mobility demonstrates that inter-organizational mobility should not be dislocated from other types of career mobility when analyzing career behavior among these workers. In addition, the findings also highlight the role that inter-organizational relations and/or national institutional context play in shaping career patterns in these contemporary forms of work. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States