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  • Organizational Careers

    Inkson, James; Baruch, Y (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    For many individuals, their relationship with their employing organization is not a small or momentary thing - it is a critical element in their lives. If an individual's career is a journey - as it is most frequently conceptualized in metaphorical terms (Inkson, 2004, 2007) - then organizations are the most obvious and immediate parts of the context through which the individual travels. The paths along which people travel their careers are often determined by organizational structures, cultures, roles and pathways. And the journey is long - it may endure over 40 years and involve a long sequence of organizational roles. Through the institution of the career, the relationships between organizations and individuals constantly evolve and develop, often to mutual advantage. Organizational systems of career planning and managing, when professionally executed, generate and strengthen the bond between an organization and its employees. Thus, the understanding of careers and the understanding of organizations offer much to each other.

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  • Caeers across cultures

    Thomas, DC; Inkson, James (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The study of career management has long recognized the existence of international differences in career patterns and practice (Osipow, 1983) and also the need to culturally adapt career counseling practice (Sue & Sue, 1990). However, the systematic study of careers from a cross-cultural or comparative perspective is still in its infancy. The literature in this area is fragmented and lacks a coherent framework to guide inquiry. We suggest that it is possible and desirable to examine cultural differences in careers by considering both the ways in which culture legitimizes career patterns and practices through the institutions of society and how it determines the culturally based attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and expectations that individuals have about careers.

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  • Contemporary Conceptualizations of Career

    Inkson, James (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Inkson provides the reader with a lucid and personalized discussion about changing conceptions of career as it has evolved from notions such as work and employment to a linear progression and to other forms such as boundaryless, protean and various metaphorical concepts

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  • Integrative and transdisciplinary approaches to organisational and vocational psychological perspectives.

    Inkson, James (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • International careers

    Inkson, James; Khapova, S (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Landscape with travellers: the context of careers in developed nations

    Inkson, James; Elkin, G (2008-09-26)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Mobility and careers

    Inkson, James (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A career has been defined as “the evolving sequence of a person’s work experiences over time”. In this chapter we argue that the time-based nature of careers, and their longevity, make mobility inevitable, and a key characteristic of careers. Careers are most commonly metaphorized as “journeys”, which have both physical and psychological elements. Careers make transitions between jobs, organizations, occupations, industries and locations, thus defining multiple dimensions through which careers move. This mobility is typically the result of the interplay, and often conflict, between institutional and individual forces. Attention has been focused in recent times on “boundary-less careers” unfolding across multiple settings due to more open, flexible institutional structures and increased personal agency, particularly among professional workers with in-demand skills. One way of understanding career mobility is through the concept of “career capital”, the motivation, expertise and network connections that individuals accumulate through their career engagements, which make the career a repository of knowledge that can be used to cross-pollinate the organizations that receive these mobile careerists. The issue of geographical career mobility is neglected in career studies, and we note some of the dynamics involved in temporary self-expatriation, permanent new settlement, and career “globe-trotting”, illustrating with case examples, and noting particularly the benefits and drawbacks of mobile careers to those involved. Focusing on the issue of “talent flow”, in which individual mobile careers coalesce into international currents of expertise and economic potential, we consider evidence from the country of New Zealand as a case in point. Finally, we note likely future economic and social stimuli for, and constraints on, career mobility, and argue for more and better research.

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  • The boundaryless career

    Inkson, James (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Introduction – The Genesis of Boundaryless Careers – Boundaryless Careers and Mainstream Career Theory – Boundaryless Careers: Theoretical Issues – Critique of Boundaryless Careers – Implications for Individuals – Boundaryless Careers and Organizational Management – Conclusion

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  • Animation Research Ltd: The yachts that came to life

    Inkson, James (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Animation Research Limited (ARL) is ostensibly a small Dunedin business offering services in computer animation, including television commercials and sports-event simulation. But ARL is also arguably one of Dunedin's best-kept secrets, despite the fact that its work is viewed annually by millions of people around the world. ...

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  • Career management

    Inkson, James (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    ... will remain timely and relevant for management throughout the 21st century. ... The Center for Creative Leadership handbook of leadership development ...

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  • Introduction: Fundamentals of Career Studies

    Inkson, James; Savickas, ML (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    These four volumes bring together the best and most significant work in the career studies literature canon to date.

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  • Editors' Introduction

    Inkson, James; Savickas, ML (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    These four volumes bring together the best and most significant work in the career studies literature canon to date.

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  • Self-initiated expatriation and talent flow

    Thorn, K; Inkson, James (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Eco-careers: Expressing green values in working lives

    Inkson, James; Parker, P (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Eco-careers are careers in which an individual’s values for a sustainable world are a primary consideration in career decisions. Interest in eco-careers is enhanced by the recent growth of green issues and values in society, and by employee involvement in green business initiatives. Recent forces in contemporary careers enhancing interest in eco-careers are the importance of values in careers, increases in individual agency, a trend to boundaryless careers, a contemporary focus on identity, broadened definitions of career, and. the long-term nature of careers. The paper concludes with reflections on the practice and measurement of eco-careers, potential research areas, and implications for career practitioners and managers. The eco-career may be an idea whose time has come.

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  • Introduction: Careers in Context

    Inkson, James; Savickas, ML (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    These four volumes bring together the best and most significant work in the career studies literature canon to date.

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  • The global careers of Australians and New Zealanders

    Inkson, James; McNulty, Y.; Thorn, K (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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