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ERIC Number: EJ983824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
How "Boundaryless" Are the Careers of High Potentials, Key Experts and Average Performers?
Dries, Nicky; Van Acker, Frederik; Verbruggen, Marijke
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v81 n2 p271-279 Oct 2012
The talent management literature declares talent management a prime concern for HRM professionals while the careers literature calls talent management archaic. Three sets of assumptions identified through comparative review of both streams of the literature were tested in a large-scale survey (n = 941). We found more support for the assumptions advocated in the talent management literature. Those who organizations consider their "best" people are more often found in traditional-organizational careers--both in terms of employer inducements and employee attitudes. Traditional-organizational careers yield more career satisfaction than careers displaying more boundaryless features. Individuals' career types are mostly determined by supervisor-rated performance, much more so than by personal career orientation. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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