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ERIC Number: EJ863577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The Intelligent Career Framework as a Basis for Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Parker, Polly; Khapova, Svetlana N.; Arthur, Michael B.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v75 n3 p291-302 Dec 2009
This paper examines how separate behavioral science disciplines can be brought together to more fully understand the dynamics of contemporary careers. We adopt one interdisciplinary framework--that of the "intelligent career"--and use it to examine how separate disciplinary approaches relate to one another. The intelligent career framework suggests careers unfold through three interdependent "ways of knowing" reflecting why, how and with whom people work. Breaking this framework down into six unidirectional links, we examine the contributions made by a variety of behavioral science approaches. Our review suggests that separate bodies of career-relevant theory reflect separate links from one way of knowing to another. We offer several lessons concerned with (a) the intelligent career framework; (b) evidence underlying separate theories; (c) differing definitions of career; (d) research methodologies; (e) time; and (f) interdependence among variables. We conclude with some ideas on how to better promote future interdisciplinary careers research. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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