1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Career Studies

Edited By Hugh Gunz, Mila Lazarova, Wolfgang Mayrhofer Copyright 2020

    The Routledge Companion to Career Studies is an in-depth reference for researchers, students, and practitioners looking for a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of career studies. Split into five parts, the volume looks at major areas of research within career studies and reflects on the latest developments in the areas of theory, empirical studies, and methodology.

    The book's five parts cover (1) major theoretical and methodological debates and approaches to studying careers; (2) careers as dynamic, ongoing processes covering such issues as time, shaping careers, career outcomes and patterns, and the forces shaping careers; (3) the local, national, and global context of careers, (4) implementing career research to design practical interventions in areas such as education, counseling, and national policy; and (5) a commentary on the current state of career scholarship and its future development as represented in this volume, by founding scholars in the field.

    This book will be a sourcebook for scholars studying careers, research students intending to take up the study of careers, and anyone – scholars and practitioners – with an interest not only in understanding careers, the factors shaping them and where they lead, but also in how this understanding might be used in practice.

    About the Authors, List of Tables, List of Figures, Foreword: John Van Maanen, Preface, 1. Career studies: A continuing journey, Hugh Gunz, Mila Lazarova, and Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Part I: Studying Careers, 2. The concept of career and the field(s) of career studies, Hugh Gunz, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, and Mila Lazarova, 3. Bridging Micro and Macro: An Interdisciplinary Review of Theories Used in Career Studies, Gina Dokko, Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, and Roxana Barbulescu, 4. New horizons: What we can learn from career’s travels in different disciplinary lands, Laurie Cohen and Joanne Duberley, 5. On the agency/structure debate in careers research: a bridge over troubled water, Thomas M. Schneidhofer, Johanna Hofbauer, and Ahu Tatli, 6. Diversity as a perspective on career , Judith K. Pringle, Barbara Myers, Margie Elley-Brown, and Lynette Reid, 7. Methodologies in organizational career research: Past, present and future, Robert Kaše, Ivan Župić, Eva Repovš, and Anders Dysvik , Part II: Developing Careers, 8. Time is of the essence: The temporal dimension of careers , Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Hugh Gunz, 9. From occupational choice to career crafting, Ans De Vos, Jos Akkermans, and Beatrice Van der Heijden, 10. Individual career outcomes: Conceptual and methodological concerns in the study of career success, Nicky Dries, 11. Individual difference antecedents of career outcomes, Peter A. Heslin and Markus Latzke, 12. External factors shaping careers, Tracy Anderson, Matthew Bidwell, and Forrest Briscoe, 13. Mentorship and developmental networks, Nikos Bozionelos, 14. Organizational career management outcomes, Maike Andresen, 15. Career patterns, Katja Dlouhy, Claartje J. Vinkenburg, and Torsten Biemann, 16. The dark sides of organizational careers, Yoav Vardi and Itai Vardi, Part III: Contextualizing Careers, 17. Exploring the roles of relations and institutions in bounding careers: multilevel career analysis in the film industry and professional service firms, Frans Bévort and Iben Sandal Stjerne, 18. Careers across countries, Jon P. Briscoe, Michael Dickmann and Emma Parry, 19. From Global Work Experiences to Global Careers: A Review and Future Research Agenda, Kevin McKouen, Margaret Shaffer, and B. Sebastian Reiche, Part IV: Implementing Career Research; Interventions, 20. Career counseling, Andreas Hirschi, Ariane Froidevaux, 21. Teaching and learning about careers, Monica Higgins and Priscilla Claman, 22. HRM/organizational career management systems and practices, Silvia Bagdadli and Martina Gianecchini , 23. Policy issues in careers: the case of internal migration in China, Marina A. Schmitz and Soo Min Toh, Part V: Commentary, 24. Two modest ideas for future research on careers , Douglas T. (Tim) Hall, 25. Toward a work-home perspective on career studies , Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, 26. The Past, present and future of 21st Century careers, Gerard A. Callanan, Maury A. Peiperl, and Michael B. Arthur, Index


    Hugh Gunz is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the University of Toronto, Canada.

    Mila Lazarova is Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

    Wolfgang Mayrhofer is Full Professor and Head of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management and Organizational Behaviour, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.