Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers


Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers

9781786437570 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ans De Vos, Antwerp Management School and University of Antwerp, Belgium and Beatrice I.J.M. Van der Heijden, Radboud University Institute for Management Research, Nijmegen, the Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, the Netherlands and Kingston University, London, UK
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78643 757 0 Extent: 488 pp
What is a sustainable career and how can individuals and organizations develop pathways that lead to them? With current levels of global unemployment and the need for life-long learning and employability enhancement these questions assume a pressing significance. With twenty-eight chapters from leading scholars, the Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers makes an important contribution to our understanding of sustainable careers and lays the foundation for the direction of future research.

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What is a sustainable career? And how can individuals and organizations develop pathways that lead to them? With current levels of global unemployment and the need for life-long learning and employability enhancement, these questions assume a pressing significance. Offering twenty-eight chapters from leading scholars, the Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers makes an important contribution to our understanding of sustainable careers and lays the foundation for the direction of future research.

With the aim of advancing existing knowledge surrounding the meaning, antecedents and outcomes of sustainable careers, this book discusses the topic from several different angles combining both theoretical and empirical as well as practical insights. Topics include crafting sustainable careers in organizations, merits and challenges of career adaptability, psychological mobility during unemployment and the role of employee adaptability.

Students and academics of varied disciplines looking for multidimensional perspectives on sustainable careers will find this to be a worthwhile read. HR professionals, career counsellors and public policy makers will find use in the practical guidance offered in this book.
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‘Ans De Vos and Beatrice Van der Heijden reframe our thinking in this Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers. The collection of contemporary perspectives grounds elements such as meaning, balance and relationships into viable future careers. In so doing, they stimulate possibility while retaining practicality. Highly recommended for careers scholars, students and practitioners.’
– Polly Parker, University of Queensland, Australia

''Sustainability is a principle which can be applied both to manage people in organizations and for self-management. The international contributors to this Handbook explore new facts of career management and how careers can be made more sustainable both from an individual and an organizational perspective. Sustainable employability, work ability, combining career and care, sustainable employment relations, career eco-systems and sustainable careers of older workers are only some of the many interesting topics in this volume. This Handbook is a milestone in career research and a huge contribution to the literature on sustainable human resource management – a book that academics and practitioners, newcomers and experts interested in careers should not miss.''
– Ina Ehnert, Louvain School of Management, Belgium
Contributors: T. Aalbers, M.B. Arthur, P.M. Bal, Y. Baruch, C. Bernhard-Oettel, T. Bipp, N. Bozionelos, J.P. Briscoe, M.B.W. Buyken, A. De Coen, N. De Cuyper, S. De Hauw, A.H. De Lange, P. De Prins, A. De Vos, H. De Witte, N. Dries, N. Egold, C. Fleisher, A. Forrier, F. Fraccaroli, A. Froidevaux, J.H. Greenhaus, D.E Guest, D.T. Hall, A. Hirschi, I.M. Jawahar, C. Kelliher, S.N. Khapova, U. Kinnunen, U.-C. Klehe, D. Kooij, M. Latzke, B.S. Lawrence, A. Mäkikangas, S. Mauno, W. Mayrhofer, A. Milissen, K. Näswall, K. Pernkopf, P.Peters, J. Rantanen, J. Richardson, R. Rodrigues, C. Rohr, R. Schalk, M.M. Schipper, T.M. Schneidhofer, J. Segers, L. Sels, J.H. Semeijn, T.H. Stone, D.M. Truxillo, M. Valcour, L. Van Beirendonck, K. Van Dam, A. Van den Broeck, B. Van der Heijden, R. Van Dick, M. van Engen, J. van Ruysseveldt, S. Vansteenkiste, A.E.M. Van Vianen, T. Van Vuuren, M. Verbruggen, C.J. Vinkenburg, S. Zaniboni, J. Zikic

1. Sustainable Careers: Introductory Chapter
Beatrice I.J.M. Van der Heijden and Ans De Vos

2. Facilitating the Crafting of Sustainable Careers in Organizations
Monique Valcour

3. Merits and Challenges of Career Adaptability as a Tool Towards Sustainable Careers
Maximilian B.W. Buyken, Ute-Christine Klehe, Jelena Zikic and Annelies E.M. Van Vianen

4. Relational Career Capital: Towards a Sustainable Perspective
Markus Latzke, Thomas M. Schneidhofer, Katharina Pernkopf, Carina Rohr and Wolfgang Mayrhofer

5. Social Capital and Careers: Indisputable Evidence and Note for Caution
Nikos Bozionelos

6. Career Capital Acquisition through Corporate Volunteering
Chen Fleisher, Svetlana N. Khapova and Mette M. Schipper

7. Career and Organizational Identification: Extending the Expanded Model of Identification
Nikolai Egold and Rolf Van Dick

8. Managing Visibility for Career Sustainability: A Study of Remote Workers
Julia Richardson and Clare Kelliher

9. Promoting New Norms and True Flexibility: Sustainability in Combining Career and Care
Claartje J. Vinkenburg, Marloes L. van Engen and Pascale Peters

10. Sustainable Labour Participation and Sustainable Careers
Judith H. Semeijn, Karen Van Dam, Tinka Van Vuuren and Beatrice I.J.M. Van der Heijden

11. Perceived Employability in Times of Job Insecurity: A Theoretical Perspective
Nele De Cuyper, Anja Van den Broeck, and Hans De Witte

12. Psychological Mobility during Unemployment: An Outplacement Study
Marijke Verbruggen, Nicky Dries, Anke Milissen and Sarah Vansteenkiste

13. The Role of Employee Adaptability, Goal Striving and Proactivity for Modern Careers
Karen van Dam, Tanja Bipp and Joris van Ruysseveldt

14. Career Control
David E. Guest and Ricardo Rodrigues

15. Building a Sustainable Career: The Role of Work-home Balance in Career Decision Making
Sara De Hauw and Jeff H. Greenhaus

16. Work-family Interface in Atypical Working Arrangements
Saija Mauno, Ulla Kinnunen, Johanna Rantanen, and Anne Mäkikangas

17. Sustainable Work Ability and Cognitive Functioning through Lifestyle Improvement?
Teun Aalbers and Annet H. De Lange

18. Older Workers and Sustainable Late Careers: Job Characteristic Effects
Sara Zaniboni, Franco Fraccaroli, and Donald M. Truxillo

19. Sustainability in the Second Half of the Career
René Schalk, Marloes L. van Engen and Dorien Kooij

20. Sustainable Careers: Enabling Older Workers to Continue Working through Individualized Work Arrangements
P. Matthijs Bal

21. Sustainable HRM for Sustainable Careers: Introducing the ‘Respect Openness Continuity (ROC)’ model
Peggy De Prins, Ans De Vos, Lou Van Beirendonck and Jesse Segers

22. Studying Retirement from a Career Perspective: Are People who take Charge of their Career Less Inclined to Retire?
An De Coen, Anneleen Forrier and Luc Sels

23. Managing the Transition to Retirement: From Meaningful Work to Meaning in Life at Retirement
Ariane Froidevaux and Andreas Hirschi

24. Organizational and Labor Markets as Career Eco-system
Yehuda Baruch

25. Career Continuance and Transfer of Competencies after Job Transitions: Insights from a Swedish Study
Claudia Bernhard-Oettel and Katharina Näswall

26. Career Implications of Job Performance: Persistence of OCB and CWB Behaviors Across Domains
Thomas H. Stone and I.M. Jawahar

27. Educating Students for Sustainable Careers – In the Classroom and Beyond
Jon P. Briscoe

28. Sustainable Careers Then and Now
Barbara S. Lawrence, Douglas T. Hall and Michael. B. Arthur


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