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Career Dynamics in a Global World

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Career Dynamics in a Global World

Indian and Western Perspectives

9781789901498 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Premarajan Raman Kadiyil, OB and HRM Area XLRI Jamshedpur, India, Anneleen Forrier, Professor, Department of Work and Organisation Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium and Michael B. Arthur, Emeritus Professor, Suffolk University, Boston, US and Visiting Professor, Cranfield University, UK
Publication Date: May 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 149 8 Extent: c 264 pp
Career Dynamics in a Global World takes on a major question in the global research and practice of career development and adopts a distinctive approach in response. The authors address the question of how and to what extent a predominant influence of Western thinking about careers interferes with our understanding of careers in other parts of the world. The approach involves identifying career topics for further exploration, recruiting teams of Indian and Westerns scholars on each topic to share their insights, and laying out those insights to help both careers researchers and practitioners see their significance.

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Career Dynamics in a Global World takes on a major question in the global research and practice of career development and adopts a distinctive approach in response. The authors address the question of how and to what extent a predominant influence of Western thinking about careers interferes with our understanding of careers in other parts of the world. The approach involves identifying career topics for further exploration, recruiting teams of Indian and Western scholars on each topic to share their insights, and laying out those insights to help both careers researchers and practitioners see their significance.

As a result, in this remarkable collaboration the reader is invited to compare views on self-awareness and careers from traditional Indian Ayurvedic and alternative Western perspectives, alongside contrasting Indian and Western reports on women stepping off their career ladders, the motivation of social entrepreneurs, the careers of IT workers, MBA holders and management scholars and other topics.

Career and cross-cultural researchers and career and HR practitioners will be fascinated by the comparative analysis of career dynamics.
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‘Career Dynamics in a Global World takes on the difficult, but invaluable, task of unpacking the complex topic of career development from both Western and South Asian perspectives. For anyone who is passionate about building a more human-centred future world of work, this book is a vital must-read in helping to understand individual and cultural-drivers with regards to career development in a connected and globalised world.’
– Leena Nair, Chief HR Officer, Unilever, UK

‘Insight into contemporary careers in a global world is likely to take a giant leap forward with the publication of this timely book. The editors have done a masterful job assembling pairs of fascinating chapters that peer deeply into critical topics from Western and Indian perspectives.’
– Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Drexel University, US

‘This book fills an important gap in our cross-cultural understanding of the psychology of careers. The interesting pairing of chapters from Western and South Asian (Indian) cultural perspectives, and mix of etic and emic studies of careers in the 21st century is a timely reminder that careers are constantly being constructed by individuals, societies and the times we live in!’
– Kim Yin Chan, Nanyang Business School, Singapore
Contents
Contents: Introduction to Career Dynamics in a Global World 1. An Incongruence-Driven Approach to Careers: Insights from Ayurveda 2. Self-Awareness in Career Development: Meaning, Importance and Malleability 3. A Field Research of Nascent Social Entrepreneur’s Intention Formation 4. Individual Factors in Predicting and Encouraging Social Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice 5. Satisficing Career Choices of Indian Women Managers 6. Stepping Off the Career Ladder: Exploring the Impact of Career Shocks on Women’s Career Decisions in the UK 7. Economic structural changes and subjective career success in India 8. How an MBA contributes to the unfolding of careers: a comparative analysis 9. Women's Careers: Starting a New Chapter Post-Career-Break 10. Can We Release the Brake on the Career Re-Entry of Mothers? A UK Perspective 11. Changing Nature of Academic Careers in Management Education in India 12. The changing nature of academic careers in management education in Western societies 13. Flying High in the Turbulent Skies: Managing Careers in the Indian IT Industry 14. Risk Allocation, Employer Dependence and the Welfare State: An Investigation of IT workers in the US and Canada 15. Integrating care work for sustainable careers of women: An Indian perspective 16. Leaning in: Why Some Women are Challenging the Opt-Out Model? Index



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