Early Careers of Managers and Young Professionals. An Integrative Approach to Contemporary Careers
AbstractBased on insights from recent career research, the present study analyses the correlation between individual characteristics of university and polytechnics graduates and early career outcomes, and delineates the impact of higher education, as a key element within social structure. Departing from a sociological perspective and using the framework of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, a theoretical model is presented, adopting a career field and habitus perspective of careers. This approach accounts for dual recognition processes of capital, based on the concept of habitus, career fields and types of capital. It is enhanced by integrating a signaling model of economist Michael Spence to convert the rather attribution-theory-based process of recognition of capital into a reciprocal process of signaling and attributing. Perspectives are unified on the basis of a meta-theoretical congruence concerning structure and agency, by introducing a revised concept of “ability” and a differentiated notion of the habitus. The theoretical model which is derived from the basic structure of the habitus-based approach, enhanced by the process element of signaling, allows for macro-trends of increased market-type interaction. A first attempt to test hypotheses against above theoretical background is undertaken to underscore group differences in socio-economic, psychological and behavioural attributes.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its series Books with number 9783866181731 and published in 2007.
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.hampp-verlag.de/
Postal: Rainer Hampp Verlag, Marktplatz 5, 86415 Mering, Germany
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
- M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Rainer Hampp).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.