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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: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 149 8 Extent: 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 contributors question how and to what extent the influence of Western thinking interferes with our global understanding of careers. 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, 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 in this remarkable collaboration.
Critical Acclaim
‘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
Contributors
Contributors: M.B. Arthur, A.K. Bader, S. Banerjee, Y. Baruch, A.K. Bhat, J. Blenkinsopp, C. Brewster, P. Budhwar, L. Chatterjee, M. Conway Dato-on, S. Datta, A. Dhiman, S. Ekkirala, M.J. Elley-Brown, A. Forrier, S. Haviland, E. Houldsworth, C. Joshi, P.R. Kadiyil, P. Kaushiva, R.V. Kommu, A. Kondayya, A.S. Mazzetti, R. McBain, Y. Mesbah, J.C. Morgan, V.G. Nair, M. Padhi, T.S. Rath, S. Shah, J. Tikoria, P. Tiwari, G. Tomer, M. Verbruggen

Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction to Career Dynamics in a Global World 1
Premarajan Raman Kadiyil, Anneleen Forrier and
Michael B. Arthur

PART I SELF AND CAREER
2 An incongruence-driven approach to careers: insights
from Ayurveda 13
Anupama Kondayya and Srinivas Ekkirala
3 Self-awareness in career development: meaning,
importance and malleability 24
Marijke Verbruggen

PART II SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A CAREER CHOICE
4 A field research of nascent social entrepreneurs’
intention formation 37
Preeti Tiwari, Anil K. Bhat and Jyoti Tikoria
5 Individual factors in predicting and encouraging social
entrepreneurship as a career choice 51
Mary Conway Dato-on, Sharmistha Banerjee and
Yasmin Mesbah

PART III STEPPING OFF THE CAREER LADDER
6 Satisficing career choices of Indian women managers 66
Sumita Datta and Snehal Shah
7 Stepping off the career ladder: exploring the impact of
career shocks on women’s career decisions in the UK 80
Angela Stephanie Mazzetti

PART IV MBA CAREERS ACROSS THE GLOBE
8 Economic structural changes and subjective career
success of MBAs in India 96
Vivek G. Nair and Leena Chatterjee
9 How an MBA contributes to the unfolding of careers:
a comparative analysis 110
Elizabeth Houldsworth, Chris Brewster and Richard McBain

PART V BREAKING AND RE-ENTRY
10 Women’s careers: starting a new chapter post career break 124
Pavni Kaushiva and Chetan Joshi
11 Can we release the brake on the career re-entry of
mothers? A UK perspective 136
Anna Katharina Bader and John Blenkinsopp

PART VI ACADEMIC CAREERS
12 The changing nature of academic careers in management
education in India 150
Ravishankar Venkata Kommu and Amit Dhiman
13 The changing nature of academic careers in management
education in Western societies 162
Yehuda Baruch

PART VII CAREERS IN IT
14 Flying high in the turbulent skies: managing careers in
the Indian IT industry 177
Gunjan Tomer and Pawan Budhwar
15 Risk allocation, employer dependence and the welfare
state: an investigation of IT workers in the US and Canada 191
Sara Haviland and Jennifer Craft Morgan

PART VIII OPTING OUT OR STAYING IN
16 Integrating care work for sustainable careers of women:
an Indian perspective 207
Tania Saritova Rath and Mousumi Padhi
17 Leaning in: why some women are challenging the
opt-out model 220
Margie J. Elley-Brown

Index 233



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