Explaining Company-level Influences on Individual Career Choices: Evidence from Belgium
In the current career reality people not only make traditional career transitions such as entry into and exit from the labor market or upward in-company mobility, but also horizontal movements and transitions between employment and different social spheres such as household, care and leisure time. This broad perspective on career mobility that takes into account both traditional and new kinds of career steps is an important yet understudied area. Regarding the influences of making or not making a career transition, research has limited itself to individuals shaping their own career (i.e. micro level). Little research has examined the influence that organizations may exercise on the individual?s career decision making process by means of their policies and practices (i.e. meso level). Drawing on Schmid?s model of a transitional labor market (1998), this qualitative empirical research explores the factors at company level that individuals point to as obstructing or facilitating their career transitions. Results show that organizational policies and practices do play an important role in the individual?s career trajectory as to whether or not he or she decides to undertake a transition. Implications for practitioners and policy makers are discussed.
Volume (Year): 17 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.hampp-verlag.de/ |
|Order Information:|| Postal: Rainer Hampp Verlag, Marktplatz 5, 86415 Mering, Germany|
Web: http://www.hampp-verlag.de/ Email:
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2006_03_soens. See general 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 you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.