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Advanced Introduction to Sustainable Careers

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Advanced Introduction to Sustainable Careers

9781800881037 Edward Elgar Publishing
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Professor Emeritus of Management, Department of Management, Drexel University and Gerard A. Callanan, Professor of Management, Department of Management, West Chester University, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 103 7 Extent: 192 pp
This insightful Advanced Introduction provides a road map for building and maintaining a sustainable career. Delving into the meaning of a ‘sustainable career’, the book examines the factors that threaten a career’s sustainability, such as economic turbulence, changes in organizational practices, and advances in technology, offering actions that can be taken to overcome these threats and strengthen the sustainability of careers.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

This insightful Advanced Introduction provides a road map for building and maintaining a sustainable career. Delving into the meaning of a ‘sustainable career’, the book examines the factors that threaten a career’s sustainability, such as economic turbulence, changes in organizational practices, and advances in technology, offering actions that can be taken to overcome these threats and strengthen the sustainability of careers.

Key Features:

• Identifies the role of gender in building a sustainable career
• Introduces a new model of career sustainability, emphasizing the relevance of employees’ home life in building a sustainable career
• Demonstrates how building a sustainable career is the shared responsibility of employees and their families, employers, and society
• Establishes that some groups in society are substantially more vulnerable than others and require additional or different resources to build and maintain a sustainable career

This Advanced Introduction will be a valuable guide for scholars and advanced students of sustainable careers, human resource management, and organizational behavior. It will also be useful for practitioners and policy makers in these fields as well as individuals who want to build a more sustainable career.
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‘How does one build and sustain a career over the lifespan? Greenhaus and Callanan provide a roadmap for how to navigate careers in today’s turbulent work environment. Full of practical tips and research-based insights, this book is a must read for anyone at any career stage who is interested in achieving health, satisfaction, and productivity at work.’
–Tammy Allen, University of South Florida, US

‘Jeff Greenhaus’s and Gerard A. Callanan’s book, Advanced Introduction to Sustainable Careers is a well-researched, well-written, and highly accessible book on the latest literature on sustainable careers. Readers will walk away with fresh new insights on sustainable careers, and how to build, manage, and renew them for healthy satisfied and productive lives on and off the job. Scholars, students, and managers will gain new understandings on the contemporary career challenges faced across the workforce in building sustainable careers including gig workers, vulnerable populations, the continuing work-home barriers facing women’s careers, and the career issues all workers face in increasingly turbulent environments.’
– Ellen Ernst Kossek, Purdue University, US
Contents
Contents: 1. An overview of the concept of a sustainable career 2. A model of career sustainability 3. Building a sustainable career: appraising the
present and the future 4. Building a sustainable career: taking action 5. Employees who face vulnerabilities and obstacles to a sustainable career 6. The challenges of maintaining a sustainable career over the life span 7. Gender and the work–home challenge 8. Concluding thoughts on sustainable careers Index
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